July 19, 2016

FASTER, PLEASE: Scientists Discover How Vagus Nerve Stimulation Treats Rheumatoid Arthritis. “By selectively stimulating nerve fibers running from the brain to the spleen with electricity, researchers have successfully treated a small group of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Importantly, the team showed the exact mechanism by which the procedure works: Vagus nerve stimulation activates immune system cells to inhibit the production of key inflammatory proteins, called cytokines, implicated in the disease.”

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