Friday, 29 March 2013
Electronic implant designed to reduce obesity to undergo trials.
UK-based scientists have designed an 'intelligent' microchip which they claim can suppress appetite.
Animal trials of the electronic implant are about to begin and its makers say it could provide a more effective alternative to weight-loss surgery.
The chip is attached to the vagus nerve which plays a role in appetite as well as a host of other functions within the body.
Human trials of the implant could begin within three years, say its makers.
The work is being led by Prof Chris Toumazou and Prof Sir Stephen Bloom of Imperial College London.
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