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Gene Therapy for Epilepsy

Sparking production of a hormone in the brain that people with epilepsy often lack could prevent debilitating seizures, University of Florida researchers have discovered. The researchers used gene therapy in rats to stimulate production of somatostatin, a seizure-stopping chemical that naturally occurs in the brain.

SOS Foundation Super Bowl Benefit

Rob and Brittany Batsel and the SOS Foundation hosted a Super Bowl Benefit Party at The Mojo Grill in Ocala, FL. The event was sponsored by Progress Energy and TeamCone. The SOS Foundation (Society Overcoming Seizures) was founded by Rob and Brittany Batsel in 2011 to fund…

Epilepsy Foundation Award Winner: Alexus

UF Peds Neuro patient, Alexus, was the 2011 Clayton Feig Award recipient for the Gainesville/Ocala area. The award is presented to youth across the state of Florida for outstanding achievement in the field of epilepsy awareness and service to those living with epilepsy. Congratulations, Alexus!…

Carney Lab Featured in Ocala Magazine

Dr. Paul Carney and the Epilepsy Research Laboratory were featured in the cover story of Ocala Magazine about the Society Overcoming Seizures (SOS) Foundation.