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Neuroform Atlas Stent System FDA Approved to Treat Brain Aneurysms with Embolic Coils

May 21st, 2019 Medgadget Editors Neurology, Neurosurgery, Radiology The FDA has issued Stryker with approval for the company’s Neuroform Atlas Stent System. It is indicated for treatment of wide-neck, intracranial aneurysms in conjunction with embolic detachable coils, so far only the second stent approved for such procedures. The nitinol Neuroform Atlas stent is used to… Read More »

Brain-Machine Interface Can Create Synthetic Speech Based on Brain Activity

Researchers at UC San Francisco have a developed a brain-machine interface that may allow speech-impaired patients to “speak” through the device. The researchers have described the system as a stepping stone to neural speech prostheses. The system monitors the brain activity of a user and then converts this to natural sounding speech using a virtual… Read More »

Chinese scientists give monkeys human brain genes in ‘morally risky’ experiment

Their brains may not be bigger than normal, but monkeys created with human brain genes are exhibiting cognitive changes that suggest they might be smarter — and the experiments have ethicists shuddering. In the wake of the genetically modified human babies scandal, Chinese scientists are drawing fresh condemnation from philosophers and ethicists, this time over… Read More »