The piece of plastic in the brain will help to stop epilepsy

Implant brain can inhibit epileptic seizures by extracting the natural substance that blocks the process of “electric storm” among cells. To such conclusion scientists from Cambridge University.

Established in the brain of the electronic chip successfully used to prevent epileptic seizures. This device can determine an electrical storm in the brain, when start the attacks to highlight the natural chemical components to make them stop. Made of plastic, the chip is two times thicker than a human hair, it can start to be used in the treatment of epilepsy in two years. Statistics shows that 30% of the victims of this severe disease is not able to control seizures, anti-epileptic drugs because they do not help.

Scientists have long been looking for new treatments of epilepsy, which affects approximately 1% of the entire population of our planet. For example, not so long ago have developed implants that treat brain electricity in order to prevent epileptic seizures. The new chip works differently, it uses a chemical called GABA, which gives the brain cells that causes disorders of the electrical activity to operate normally. Experiments involving laboratory mice showed that the implant effective.

Earlier, another group of researchers found that the music of Mozart can be used to reduce the number of epileptic seizures in children. Children and adolescents aged 2 to 18 years, listening to the works of the great composer, had a considerable reduction of the electrical activity of the brain. Thus Mozart may well become available to everyone a means of anti-epileptic therapy for children. (READ MORE)