New tiny brain stimulator could treat epilepsy

Australian researchers have developed a device to electrically stimulate the brain in the hope of treating epilepsy and Parkinson’s

Australian researchers have developed a tiny device to electrically stimulate the brain in the hope of treating epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease without invasive surgery.

The Stentrode device, just 4mm in diameter, can be permanently inserted into a blood vessel to place electrodes in the brain through a vein in the neck, according to a study released on Tuesday.