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Stimulating New Therapy for Epilepsy

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 6:38am
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Electric pulses delivered to the forehead by external electrodes could cut many epilepsy sufferers' seizure rates in half, according to the results of a recent trial. Unlike other nerve-stimulation approaches that require surgical implants, this temporary device could allow physicians to ascertain whether their patients would benefit from more permanent invasive approaches.

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