UCSF Epilepsy Center News

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“Neuroprosthesis” Restores Words to Man with Paralysis 

Published in the prestigious journal Nature, Dr. Edward Chang and his team at UCSF Medical Center demonstrate a breakthrough brain implant coupled with a digital "avatar" that allows a stroke survivor to speak, including with facial expressions, for first time in 18 years. Read the article here

“Neuroprosthesis” Restores Words to Man with Paralysis 

Published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, our amazing neurosurgeon Dr. Edward Chang and other researchers at UCSF Medical Center have successfully developed a “speech neuroprosthesis” that has enabled a man with severe paralysis to communicate in sentences, translating signals from his brain to the vocal tract directly into words that appear as text on a screen. Read the article here

'3-D Heat Map' Animation Technology Shows How Seizures Spread in the Brains of Patients with Epilepsy

A success story from an inspiring patient, alongside innovations developed at the UCSF Epilepsy Center.Read the article here

Bigger and Even Better

The UCSF Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, our dedicated section in the hospital where we diagnose seizures using EEG and other technology, is continuing its growth -- by doubling its size from 5 rooms to 10 rooms! Fused with state-of-the-art diagnostics, we can now bring world-class care to many more patients all over NorCal and beyond. Read the article here


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