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Can Seizure Activity Be Stopped?

If you believe the latest research out of MIT, researchers in their computer lab  claim that they have invented a device which will allow an individual to send a signal to the brain once they detect they are developing a seizure which will stop its progression.

Many individuals are able to sense the onset of a seizure because they have an "aura" a feeling, sensation, day dream or other intrusive thought that always precedes a seizure. By using this device when the patient senses an aura, the seizure may be limited or even prevented from occurring.  This type of device may be just what's needed for patients whose seizures are not controlled by medication.

The results are very preliminary and much more research is necessary. To read more, read the full article in Technology Review.



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