Epilepsy Research UK
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In March 2007, the Epilepsy Research Foundation merged with the Fund for Epilepsy to become Epilepsy Research UK (ERUK). ERUK is the only national organisation exclusively dedicated to funding research into all areas of epilepsy. It gives priority to those areas which have the potential to produce results in immediate problem areas, including: research leading to improvements in the accuracy of diagnosis; and research into improving the treatment and quality of life of the patient.
ERUK funds research at institutes throughout the UK and in 2008 allocated approximately £1,000,000 to research projects. ERUK also provides information about epilepsy and advances in epilepsy research via its website and a monthly e-newsletter.