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Making brain implants smaller could prolong their lifespan

May 16, 2017

Making brain implants smaller could prolong their lifespan

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

Many diseases, including Parkinson’s disease, can be treated with electrical stimulation from an electrode implanted in the brain. However, the electrodes can produce scarring, which diminishes their effectiveness and can necessitate additional surgeries to replace them.

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