Thursday, March 27, 2014

Stopping epileptic seizures

The New York Times has an amazing account of a serious case of intractable epilepsy that has been virtually eliminated.  How?
Cases of intractable epilepsy rarely have happy endings, but today Mr. Ramsey is seizure-free.  A novel battery-powered device planted in his skull, its wires threaded into his brain, tacks its electrical activity and quells impending seizures.  At night, he holds a sort of wand to his head and downloads brain data from the device to a laptop for his doctors to review.
As is usually the case with NYT science and health articles, it's well written, full of valuable details, and definitely interesting.  Click here to read about this amazing development.  []