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Promising epilepsy treatment trials brings hope of seizure-free life for children | 7NEWS Adelaide Exclusive.
New research from the University of South Australia could deliver a breakthrough for children suffering one of the most severe forms of genetic epilepsy, reducing the frequency of their seizures and improving their quality of life.
Malignant migrating partial seizures in infancy (MMPSI) is a childhood epilepsy most commonly caused by mutations in the KCNT1 gene – a gene responsible for regulating neuron activity in the central neural system. Children with this genetic condition are very unwell and can suffer up to one hundred epileptic seizures a day. There is no cure or current therapy to relieve the condition.
UniSA’s new research hopes to change this.
Funded by the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation, researchers will work with European collaborators to investigate a range of drugs flagged as possible options for children with MMPSI, testing their effectiveness on reducing seizures.