This Robot Performs Less Intrusive Brain Surgery Through Your Cheek

The thought of a robot burrowing its way through your cheek to access your brain certainly sounds unsettling. But for conditions that require access to areas like the hippocampus located on the underside, it's actually far less invasive than cutting open the skull on top and having to drill through the entire brain to… » 10/17/14 8:22am 10/17/14 8:22am

This Neural Implant Knows When Your Next Seizure Will Strike

Epilepsy affects some 60 million people worldwide, and for 40 percent of them, the drugs don't work—conventional treatments show no effect against their disease. And while the seizures themselves are generally brief, the constant gnaw of not knowing when the next one will strike severely impacts patients' quality of… » 5/02/13 12:52pm 5/02/13 12:52pm

Hackers Attack Epileptics Forum With Snow Crash-like Seizure Inducing…

For currently unknown reasons, several internet griefers decided to screw with epileptics last weekend by posting flashing and multicolored images in a support forum run by the nonprofit Epilepsy Foundation. About three percent of epileptics are photosensitive, which means that the flashing lights and colors can… » 3/29/08 5:30pm 3/29/08 5:30pm