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Implants May Improve Therapy For Neurological Disorders 36

ericjones12398 writes "Breakthrough new research out of Massachusetts General Hospital shows that the use of magnetic field stimulation from microscopic devices implanted into the brain may be able to boost brain activity and alleviate symptoms of several devastating neurodegenerative conditions. Researchers leveraged the use of magnetic stimulation, which has been used for years to diagnose and treat neurological disorders. However, transcranial magnetic stimulation often generates fields by hand-held coils outside the skull, which ends up activating undesired parts of the brain, and makes delivery specificity to certain parts of the brain difficult."
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Implants May Improve Therapy For Neurological Disorders

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  • by frovingslosh ( 582462 ) on Friday July 06, 2012 @01:36AM (#40560627)
    boost brain activity? Of the girls that I know with implants, it seems to have done the opposite.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 06, 2012 @03:16AM (#40561053)
    Yeah, I have one of those magnetic bracelets, and it has done miracles to me. I used to be fat, with a tiny, limp penis and constantly drooling. Since I got the bracelet, my drooling stopped, my fat is all gone, my muscles are growing bigger by the day, and I had to buy pants roomier at the crotch to fit my big dick. Girls fall over me left and right. Thanks, magnets!

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