Opinionated Science Episode 7: The Vagus Nerve: A Target to Treat Brain and Body?
Podcast Jun 19, 2020
Opinionated Science is Technology Networks’ homemade podcast, where our team of scientists-turned-journalists cut out the chewy jargon and serve up slices of the most fascinating stories from the world of science. Expect a new Opinionated Science every other Friday.
In this episode, we review the evidence surrounding vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), a therapy approved for epilepsy and depression that backers now want to use to treat a host of other conditions, include autoimmune disease and heart failure. How can scientists fill in the gaps in the VNS knowledge base?
Read more from this podcast:
Zanos lab research on anodal block
The history of VNS
VNS as a treatment for depression
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