Scientists discover noninvasive technique to monitor migraines University of British Columbia

IMAGE: UBC professor Guy Dumont. view more Credit: Credit: UBC New UBC research has found that amplified electroencephalograms (EEGs) can produce diagnostic results of a brainwave associated with migraines and epilepsy that are comparable to the current, more invasive, standard–a discovery that could lead to better treatment and diagnosis of these conditions. The low-frequency brainwave linked to migraines and epilepsy is known as cortical spreading depression (CSD) and is currently best studied by placing electrodes directly on the surface of the brain. But researchers from UBC, Germany and Iran have found that EEGs–produced by placing electrodes only on the scalp–can produce equally reliable data if a specially designed amplifier is used in tandem. “Using this method, we found that the electrical signals acquired from the skin of the scalp were very…


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