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Mayo Clinic Wins NIH Grant to Develop Devices to Stop Seizures

Oct. 16, 2015

The National Institutes of Health has awarded the Mayo Clinic a five-year, $6.8 million grant to develop devices to track and treat abnormal brain activity in people with epilepsy.

The goal of the research is to develop an implant that can monitor activity of the brain to forecast upcoming seizures and stimulate multiple brain regions to prevent seizures from happening.

The grant is part of the presidential initiative aimed at understanding of the human brain.

It will support a multidisciplinary team of neurologists, scientists and engineers from industry and academia. — Michael Cipriano