The epilepsies are a set of disorders characterized by recurring seizures, or disturbances in the electrical activity of the brain. Epilepsy affects people of all ages, from infants to the aged, and can result from many causes, including genetic variations, illness, head injury, or abnormal brain development. NIH/NINDS and its community-based research partners are dedicated to finding cures for the epilepsies and/or preventing epilepsy in individuals at risk for seizures.
Tools & Resources
PANAChE Database - This resource contains public and non-confidential chemical structures and biological data for compounds which have been screened for efficacy and toxicity in animal models of epilepsy and related seizure disorders as part of the Epilepsy Therapy Screening Program (ETSP) at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Benchmarks for Epilepsy Research
- 2014 Benchmarks for Epilepsy Research
- Epilepsy Research Benchmarks Progress Update 2007-2009
- 2007 Epilepsy Research Benchmarks
Meetings & Workshops
Epilepsy Across the Spectrum: Promoting Health and Understanding (IOM, March 2012)