Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lasers vs Epilepsy

In what could prove to be a watershed moment in treating this dread condition, Golden State doctors have used a special laser-tipped device to zap specific cells in a pre-teen's brain:

"Early Friday afternoon, doctors at Sutter General Hospital slipped a laser-tipped probe into 11-year-old Jack Petersen's brain and turned on the light, sizzling some of Jack's most problematic brain cells in seconds at temperatures near 130 degrees Fahrenheit."

Although it's still considered experimental, this could be a major breakthrough in curing what is an often debilitating illness. Certainly, it could prove much less dangerous than the surgical method that's been the go-to method for many years.

Here's hoping that it works out for Jack P.
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