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New challenges. Elon Musk's Neuralink failed to implant a brain chip into its second patient

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul1,2024

New challenges. Elon Musk's Neuralink failed to implant a brain chip in its second patient

The company Neuralink intended to implant its device in a second patient, but the operation was stopped due to his my state of health.

Last Monday, Neuralink planned to conduct the second ever brain implant operation in a human. However, the patient had health problems that made him an unsuitable candidate for the Neuralink study, Bloomberg reports citing Michael Lawton, executive director of the Barrow Neurological Institute, which was to perform the surgery. The replacement candidate is likely to undergo surgery next month.

The patient whose surgery was canceled has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which causes the degeneration of nerve cells in the spine and brain, causing  eventually the muscles become paralyzed. Confidentiality rules prohibit the release of detailed information about this patient.

The Neuralink brain chip is currently in the early stages of clinical trials. So far, as NV Techno wrote, Elon Musk's company has implanted the chip in only one patient. to Noland Arbo from Arizona, completely paralyzed due to a spinal cord injury. Thanks to the device, the man was able to use a PC and even play video games using the device with the help of thought. As of the end of May, it was known that Neuralink intends to recruit three patients to evaluate its device.

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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