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New brain device melts in to place

Posted on Monday, 19 April, 2010 | Comment icon 5 comments

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A new type of brain implant has been developed that melts in to place and adapts to fit the brain's surface.

The new technology will have a huge range of applications and can be used to help treat a number of conditions from controlling seizures to helping to transmit signals from the brain to bypass areas of a damaged spinal cord.

""These implants have the potential to maximize the contact between electrodes and brain tissue, while minimizing damage to the brain."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Darkwind on 19 April, 2010, 19:59
I think this is a wonderful. It will help so many people.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Shadow_of_Man on 19 April, 2010, 23:32
The new technology will have a huge range of applications... They always promote such technology with such benevolent applications but much of this kind of tech has more insidious applications also. NO THANK YOU!!!
Comment icon #3 Posted by REBEL on 19 April, 2010, 23:37
I Surrogate...
Comment icon #4 Posted by Jeanine on 19 April, 2010, 23:50
And so while we all oooh and ahhh in wonderment about the the science that will save us, we consider not the technology already modifying the synapses in our brains. Best to keep ourselves entertained and mystified than to consider the intrusions into our thoughts and lives already being served upon us, and served to us, and in delicious fashion, I might add. God bless 'em! Keep up the good work folks. And don't worry, of course that voice in your head is your own. Isn't it?
Comment icon #5 Posted by Paracelse on 20 April, 2010, 7:34
They always promote such technology with such benevolent applications but much of this kind of tech has more insidious applications also. NO THANK YOU!!! Somehow I just think you're right A new meaning to the words: Computer meltdown? :P

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