Epilepsy Research

Hope for Tomorrow

Playing a key role in seizure treatment, prevention, and detection, epilepsy research is critical to the betterment of our community. Epilepsy Foundation New England gives thousands of dollars each year toward epilepsy research, we foster the development of new scientists and support research that leads to better treatments and care. We strive for excellence, innovation, and radical thinking to find cures.

Give to Epilepsy Research

Investing in a future where the lives of those living with epilepsy are greatly improved. Each donation fosters innovation and discovery. Donating to epilepsy research is providing hope for tomorrow to everyone living with epilepsy in New England and beyond!

Epilepsy Research Accomplishments

Research in epilepsy has led to the improvement in the quality of life for those living with epilepsy. Significant advances include seizure detection devices, new medications, and more. Here are some recent advances in seizure treatment and discovery funded by epilepsy research:

Shark-tank Competition Winner - Smart Mattress

Jong Woo Lee, MD and Andres Rodriguez (Soterya) created a medical-grade smart-mattress device known as Chorus to reposition individuals and stimulate them post-seizure to prevent Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).

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EPIDIOLEX - the first and only FDA‑approved prescription cannabidiol (CBD)

Epilepsy Foundation New England's research funding lead to the development of Epidiolex. Approved to treat seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), Dravet syndrome, or tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) in patients 1 year of age and older.

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Embrace Watch - Seizure Detection Device

The only FDA-cleared wrist-worn wearable in epilepsy. It detects possible convulsive seizures and instantly alerts caregivers, whether they're sleeping next door or are living miles away. Created to offer round-the-clock safety and comfort, to help people with epilepsy get help when they need it most.

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