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Seizure Control Device Delivers Drugs Inside Brain

September 05, 2018 / University of Cambridge

A collaboration between researchers at the University of Cambridge in the UK and École Nationale Supérieure des Mines and INSERM in France has developed a device that can sense electrical brain activity and deliver a pre-loaded drug dose in response. It has already been tried on mice undergoing seizures, releasing a native brain chemical that is effective at slowing down the development of seizures. While the technology is certainly relevant to epilepsy, there’s certainly hope it may be useful for targeting brain cancers and neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.