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Can the Nervous System Be Hacked? New York Times article

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Bob, May 27, 2014.

  1. Bob

    Bob

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    Quite an interesting wide ranging discussion in this article re the vagus nerve and inflammation.

    Can the Nervous System Be Hacked?

    By Michael Behar
    New York Times
    May 23, 2014
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/25/magazine/can-the-nervous-system-be-hacked.html?_r=1

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    On a slightly different but related subject, this article has some interesting discussions in relation to the human microbiome and various diseases, and also mentions the vagus nerve.

    Bioengineer is working to make E. coli fight obesity, depression
    Deborah Netburn
    LA Times
    May 23rd 2014
    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-sci-microbiome-navy-20140524-story.html#page=1

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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Vagus nerve stimulators have been used for a while in patients with Gastroparesis. I've heard, anecdotally, of some who benefitted a great deal, and some who didn't. One doctor was using a trial stimulator (wires coming out the mouth!) to try it on patients before doing surgical implantation.

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