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Study: Device Prevents Epileptic Seizures, Doesn't Damage Hearts

...ere. The battery-operated device, called a vagus nerve stimulator, is aboutthe size and shape of a ...ry few minutes through a wirethat wraps around the vagus nerve in the neck. After extensive clinical trials,the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved th...

New research identifies why men and women may differ in food choices

The physiological response of the vagus nerve can dictate taste and digestive reactions to...ogy -- expressed through gender differences in the vagus nerves gastric and hormonal responses to food ingestion -- might have a strong influence in women pr...

New study shows vagus nerve stimulation effective for treatment of children with refractory epilepsy

...STON, TEXAS November 12, 2001 New data show that vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is associated with a significant reduction in seizure frequency and marked improvements in quality of life among children with treatment-resistant epilepsy, according to a study published this week in the Journal of Child Neur...

Anti-depression 'pacemaker' demonstrates long-term benefits

... held in Waikoloa, Hawaii. The technique is called vagus nerve stimulation or VNS. It involves implanting a... device in the chest and connecting it to the left vagus nerve in the neck. The device sends intermittent signals to the nerve, which carries them to the bra...

Scientist pursues role of possible new cell type

... labeled VENT cells migrate along the path of this vagus nerve, eventually differentiating into neurons and supporting cells of the gut's enteric nervous system. The labeled cells also became smooth muscle cells and epithelial cells that help form the gut lining as well as interstitial cells of Cajal, whic...

Critical Therapeutics announces issuance of US patent for novel anti-inflammatory technology

...imulation, including electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is a major signaling pathway for the anti-inflammatory signal between the brain and major orga...

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