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Tourette's Challenge


Presently there are medications for Tourette’s Syndrome (TS). The medicines are divided into three categories. The medications are grouped in the categories of Tics, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (O.C.D) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (A.D.H.D.). The medicines that control tics are called Clonidine, Neuroleptics and Botulinum Toxin. The medications that control O.C.D. are called Clomipramine, Fluoxetine and Sertraline. The last group of medications controls A.D.H.D. and the medications are called Clonidine, Stimulants and Tricyclic Antidepressants that help Tourette’s. 

We are trying to improve a pacemaker for a future technology. Pacemakers have two major parts, the generator and the leads. The generator is a tiny computer. The leads are a bendy electrical wire. One of the ends runs to the generator and the other passes through a vein. The generator analyzes the hearts signals to know where to pace. The pacemaker also keeps the heart rate from dropping to low. 

Pacemaker illustration

Caption: This is a photo of a pacemaker at work; you can see the lead going through a vein into the heart.

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