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Sunday
Mar272011

Study: Doctors Closer to Predicting Seizures

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- A study has revealed that doctors may be getting closer to being able to predict seizures in humans.

The Massachusetts General Hospital conducted a study where aspirin-sized sensors were implanted into the brains of patients to record the activities of different areas of the brain during seizures, according to an article by Nature Neuroscience.

The study found that some abnormal activity was detected up to about three minutes before the beginning of a seizure. Findings of the study also show that in some cases it was possible predict the activity in certain parts of the brain before the seizures even began.

Though a lot still remains unknown about how seizures begin, spread and end, experts believe that the findings of this study provides some information that may eventually lead to being able to predict seizures.

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