Scientific advances are pointing researchers to new ideas about how to reduce the side effects of epilepsy medications and improve therapy options for patients resistant to current medications. Ongoing studies in animals and people are also illuminating the subtle changes that take place in the brain shortly before seizures begin. This insight could one day lead to new devices that predict seizure onset and interrupt abnormal brain cell activity, preventing seizures from starting.Watch the following video:WKYT. (2015, January 13). First patient in Kentucky receives brain implant to treat epilepsy [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBq297RfEsQ.Define a seizure
Differentiate a seizure from epilepsy.
Review the pros and cons of using implants to treat diseases such as epilepsy. Do you think these implants are more promising than the traditional treatments?
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