• A new crop of medical devices are trying to hack the vagus nerve to treat disease

    15 days ago - By STAT

    The vagus nerve, also known as the “wandering nerve,” winds a path all around your torso, intersecting with everything from the heart to the lungs to the digestive tract. That makes it a natural target for a wide range of therapeutic interventions: In the late '90s, the Food and Drug Administration cleared the first surgically implantable devices to stimulate the vagus nerve, and today they're used to treat medication-resistant cases of depression and epilepsy.
    After weaving its way through your body, the vagus nerve ultimately ends up in your cranium, passing up through your neck and...
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