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The University of Chicago Medicine - Comer Children's Hospital

Research

Experts in our group conduct leading-edge research into the causes and management of the many neurological diseases seen in children. The following is just a sample of the research currently under way:

Seizures

Our physicians are working to identify the precise source of seizures, which would allow us to prescribe the best possible treatment for children who suffer from epilepsy. This research also may reduce the need for invasive brain recording in children with epilepsy.

Neurofibromatosis

Our researchers are studying the psychosocial aspects of neurofibromatosis, as well as the bony abnormalities associated with the disease. We are also trying to uncover the genetic causes of neurofibromatosis.

Early Brain Development

Our scientists hope to gain insight into how early brain development affects learning.

Brain Malformations

We have the largest and longest running research program studying the genetic basis of brain malformations. Our genetics group serves as a national and international resource for other physicians as well as for families of children with brain malformations.