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  1. Texting Can Change Brain Waves

    Texting Can Change Brain Waves

    Textual communication using smartphones can change rhythm of brain waves Sending text messages on a smartphone can change the rhythm of brain waves, according to a new study published in Epilepsy & Behavior. People communicate increasingly via text messaging, though little is known on the neurological effects of smartphone use....

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  2. Possible Benefits of Tarantula Venom?

    Possible Benefits of Tarantula Venom?

    In a recent study, a specific peptide was found in spider venom that could have vast implications for our understanding of the pain mechanism and may have uses for treating epilepsy! The first use being investigated is for combating IBS. Full article posted below: Tarantula venom could help provide relief...

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  3. The Correlation of Music and Epilepsy

    The Correlation of Music and Epilepsy

    By EpilepsyU Guest Author:  Marie Miguel Did you know that about 20 to 40 percent of epilepsy patients have DRE or drug-resistant epilepsy? That’s about 400,000 Americans! Some also refer to this condition as intractable, uncontrolled, refractory, or pharmacoresistant epilepsy. However, even in patients who respond well to pharmacological treatments,...

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  4. Brain Implant that ‘Dissolves’ Over Time

    Brain Implant that ‘Dissolves’ Over Time

    An implantable brain device that literally melts away at a pre-determined rate minimizes injury to tissue normally associated with standard electrode implantation, according to research led by a team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The researchers describe online in Nature Materials a new class...

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