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Elon Musk canceled the implantation of the Neuralink brain chip in a second patient

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul2,2024

Ilon Musk cancels implantation of Neuralink brain chip in second patient

Elon Musk's company Neuralink has canceled an operation to implant an implant into the brain of a second patient, which was supposed to take place last Monday. As Bloomberg journalists reported, this happened because of the person's health.

As Michael Lawton, director general of the Barrow Neurological Institute, told the resource in a telephone interview, the patient had health problems, due to which such an operation was now impossible. The next candidate for Neuralink's clinical trial program is likely to undergo surgery next month at Barrow Clinic.

«Selection of the right patient for a study like this is important , — Lawton said. — Everyone involved in it, both clinically and surgically, intends to conduct it properly.

The patient whose surgery was canceled suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. This is an incurable disease that causes the degeneration of nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain and ultimately leads to complete paralysis of the muscles. was performed on the first patient with a similar diagnosis. As a result, Noland Arbo got the opportunity to control the mouse cursor on the computer screen quite skillfully and began to actively master computer games. However, recently some of the threads introduced into the cerebral cortex from sometimes  they started to change positions. Perhaps this happened due to the air that got into the skull after the operation. In a recent interview with Bloomberg, 29-year-old Noland Arbo noted the terrifying experience of losing the abilities he had just regained.«I started to lose control of the cursor, I thought they made some changes, and this was the reason.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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