Category: "Technology"

Ohio State leading world’s first study using focused ultrasound to treat epilepsy

Ohio State leading world’s first study using focused ultrasound to treat epilepsy

In a first-in-world clinical trial, researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine are studying how well focused ultrasound surgery works in adults with a specific type of epilepsy whose seizures are not controlled by medication. Up to 10 adults with the “medically refractory lobe focal onset” type of epilepsy will be enrolled in this study. The technique […]

Brain implant shows promise for stopping seizures

Brain implant shows promise for stopping seizures

There may be new hope for people who suffer from epilepsy. A recent study has shown that an experimental implant reduces seizures in epileptic rats by 93 percent, and that the effects remain after the device has been removed.   The study was conducted by a team led by Asst. Prof. Giovanna Paolone, of Italy’s […]

FDA Clears Embrace Epilepsy Smartband for Pediatric Use

FDA Clears Embrace Epilepsy Smartband for Pediatric Use

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to the Embrace smartband for use in children ages 6 years and older with epilepsy. The smartband detects patterns in motion as well as physiological signs that may indicate generalized tonic-clonic seizures and alerts caregivers with the information. “The clearance of the Embrace watch to […]

Innovative brain implant could improve Epilepsy and Parkinson’s treatment

Innovative brain implant could improve Epilepsy and Parkinson’s treatment

A new, smart implant that “listens” to brain signals could help treat epilepsy and other neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease. Could an innovative brain-stimulating device make a difference to the treatment of neurological conditions? Doctors use neurostimulation to treat various conditions, including epilepsy, the effects of stroke, and even depression. This treatment involves using special devices that send electrical […]

Graphene-based implant overcomes technical limitation to record brain activity at extremely low frequencies

Graphene-based implant overcomes technical limitation to record brain activity at extremely low frequencies

The body of knowledge about the human brain is growing exponentially, but questions big and small remain unanswered. Researchers have been using electrode arrays to map electrical activity in different brain regions to understand brain function. Until now, however, these arrays have only been able to detect activity over a certain frequency threshold. A new […]

Is Tech The Answer For Seizure Patients?

Is Tech The Answer For Seizure Patients?

According to the CDC, over 3.4 million Americans – or 1.2 percent of the U.S. population – suffer from some form of epilepsy. Medication keeps some of these people’s seizures under control. The medications’ side effects, however, often make it difficult to function normally, and at least 30 percent of patients don’t respond to anti-seizure […]

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