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Epidemiology: The complexities of epilepsy

Nature volume 511, pages S2S3 (10 July 2014) | Download Citation

An estimated 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy. But research funding is low, treatment can fail and the mechanisms of the disease are a mystery. By Neil Savage.

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