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Wyss Center announces collaboration with CorTec

(Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering) The Wyss Center, a non-profit neurotechnology translation organization, has signed a partnership agreement with German medical engineering company, CorTec. The partners will work together on research, design and development of a device for continuous, long-term, monitoring of the brain's electrophysiological signals for clinical diagnostic and therapeutic applications. The planned device will sit on the skull, beneath the skin and has potential uses in epilepsy monitoring, tinnitus regulation through neurofeedback, neuromodulation for dyslexia and other brain circuit disorders.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Neurosurg Sci Source Type: research
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Source: Epilepsy and Behavior Case Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Epilepsy and Behavior Case Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Epilepsy and Behavior Case Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Epilepsy and Behavior Case Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Epilepsy and Behavior Case Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Source: Epilepsy Currents - Category: Neurology Tags: Epilepsy Curr Source Type: research
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Source: Epilepsy Currents - Category: Neurology Tags: Epilepsy Curr Source Type: research
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