Getting ahead of epilepsy

Could developments in medical bionics lead researchers to the ‘Holy Grail’ for treating epilepsy?

You've no doubt heard about the bionic eye and the cochlear implant — some of the most famous developments in the fast-growing world of medical bionics.

But Professor Mark Cook is quietly optimistic that an even bigger group of patients — the 15 million people worldwide whose lives are disabled by uncontrolled epilepsy — have reason to hope they could be offered new, more effective therapies in the not