Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person Pääkkönen, Tarja
Organisation Helsingfors universitet
Projektets titel Extracellular Vesicles in cerebrovascular fluid as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for epilepsy
Beslutnr 332789
Beslutsdatum 27.05.2020
Finansierings period 01.09.2020 - 31.08.2022
Finansiering 250 000
Beskrivning av projektet
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological diseases, affecting nearly 50 million people around the world. Epilepsy may compromise severely the quality of life in affected individuals and carries an increased risk of premature mortality. Despite the wide number of antiepileptic drugs available, in approximately one third of the patients, epilepsy remains unsatisfactorily controlled. Finding early diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for epilepsy would substantially improve the management of the disease. Our novel approach utilizes spontaneous canine epilepsy model to develop biomarkers for epilepsy to predict the ongoing epileptogenesis and the treatment response.