DURHAM, N.C. - Duke University Medical Center researchers have discovered a promising new way to alleviate epileptic seizures by stimulating a facial nerve that extends into the brain, disrupting the cycle of seizure activity. Their experiments in rats also involved testing the concept of a "brain pacemaker," which could be reduced to a small device that could detect potential seizure activity and stimulate the nerve to prevent seizures in humans.
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