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A Brain Implant to Control Epilepsy

Epileptic seizures can be caused by a TBI. The FDA recently approved a Michigan company’s experimental brain implant that has the potential to prevent seizures. Microprocessors were surgically inserted into the craniums of adult patients. The device monitors Newsboy thbrain activity and stops seizures. Once the brain activity that leads to a seizure is localized and identified, it can be interfered with by programming the implant to emit specific electrical signals. The result should be that the patient never has the seizure. (Full story)

 

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