Bio-Electronics Tipped To Transform Medicine

If the effects of the device can also be applied to diabetes and asthma, then the medical textbooks will have to be re-written.

Many diseases, such as diabetes and asthma, are poorly controlled by modern drug treatment, but they could be cured by devices that hack into the nervous system, and send a code of electronic impulses to change the activity of the body’s vital organs.

The vagus nerve is key to the technology. It carries subconscious signals from the brain to control the ‘automatic’ functions of vital organs, such as the heartbeat, breathing, and digestion. It also relays ‘status updates’ from the body back to the brain. … (Read more)