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‘Smart’ Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt

Hydrocephalus is a life-threatening condition caused by abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the ventricles of the brain. Typically it is treated through the surgical placement of a shu...
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Bermans Iskandar, Joshua Medow, Christopher Luzzio, John Webster, Mehdi Shokoueinejad Maragheh, Fa Wang, Xuan Zhang | P170214US01

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Improved Neuron Electrode Array Uses Graphene

During electrocorticography (ECoG), electrodes are placed directly on the exposed surface of the brain or spinal cord to record electrical signals. The practice is used to conduct neuroscience researc...
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Zhenqiang Ma, Justin Williams, Dong-Wook Park, Amelia Schendel, Solomon Mikael | P140254US01

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Virtual Reality Rehabilitation for Stroke Victims

Research confirms that following injury the adult brain is capable of remarkable adjustments to take on changes in motor and sensory experience. For the four million Americans living with the effects ...
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Andrea Mason, Leigh Ann Mrotek, David Kettner | P120323US01

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Implantable Intracranial Neural Interface System

One of the frontiers in biomedical science is the development of brain-computer interface (BCI) systems. A need exists for small-scale neurological interfaces that can potentially transmit information...
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P. Charles Garell, Justin Williams, Daryl Kipke, Jaimie Henderson, Jamille Hetke | P04169US

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Improved Endovascular Aneurysm Occlusion Device

Cerebral aneurysms develop when the wall of a cerebral artery or vein become weakened and the blood vessel begins to balloon. To avoid this type of complication, procedures have been developed to prev...
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Kristyn Masters, Wendy Crone, Roham Moftakhar, Fangmin Xu, Beverly Aagaard-Kienitz | P08088US

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Methods for Identifying Neuronal Spikes

Electrodes placed deep within the brain can deliver electrical impulses directly to nerve centers for the treatment of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and dystonia. The electrodes...
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Erwin Montgomery, He Huang, John Gale | P05217US

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New Method That Allows Unsupervised Cluster Analysis

Just as two points may appear closer in two-dimensional space than they actually are in three dimensions, it is difficult to tell under multiple dimensions how similar two points are. To sort data wit...
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Erwin Montgomery, Amir Assadi, He Huang | P04257US

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