UW, Medical College of Wisconsin snag $5M for epilepsy research

Beginning this month, the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin–Madison have access to $5 million over four years for epilepsy research, thanks to a grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

According to BizTimes.com, the Epilepsy Connectome Project will use brain imaging to note changes in brain function as a result of temporal-lobe epilepsy, which is commonly found in adults.

Researchers will use brain imaging and mental ability tests to compare data from epileptic adults to data of healthy adults from a previous study conducted in 2009. The comparative results will provide information about seizure frequency, seizure medication, and cognitive ability changes, BizTimes reports.