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Vagus Nerve and Diabetes

...en the liver and the brain through a branch of the vagus nerve is responsible for inducing diabetes and hyp... Louis. The research team surgically removed the vagus nerve in mice and found the procedure prevented or reversed the development of insulin resistance an...

Food addiction similar to Drug addiction!!

...ce gives a low-level electrical stimulation to the vagus nerve. The device in ‘on’ position stimulates the vagus nerve making the stomach expand and generate peptides that sends a message of “fullness” to the brai...

Is Binge Eating Addictive?

...signals sent from the stomach to the brain via the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is in charge of sending signals of “satisfaction”, “fullness” and the urge to eat more. The...

Alternative to the Conventional Seizure Treatment

...ion of the brain responsible for the seizures, and vagus nerve stimulation (VNS). Despite the introduction of multiple new antiepileptic drugs since the 1990s, as many as one million individuals with epilepsy across the country fail to benefit from drug treatment. While surgery can be effective, many pat...

Aggresive Therapy Needed for Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries

... even bowel movements, can trigger activity of the vagus nerve, which mediates the parasympathetic system’s influence on the heart. One patient’s heart stopped beating and he had a seizure when blood was drawn, Dr. Robinson noted. “We put a pacemaker in and he has been fine ever since,” he says. “These ...

Intractable Seizures Can Be Handled By A Three-Stage Brain Operation, Neurosurgeon

...lepsy—anti-seizure medications, a procedure called vagus nerve stimulation, a special diet —could quell the electrical storms in the young boy’s brain. Caused by a rare genetic disease called tuberous sclerosis, the seizures began when he was only 2 months old. By the time he was 5, he was having more than...

Blend Of Sleep And Wake States To Explain Near Death Sensation

...nce. It is also believed that stimulation of the vagus nerve that connects the brain stem to the lungs, h...th the above hypothesis, increased activity of the vagus nerve is known to be associated with the fight or flight response, seen in dangerous situations. T...

Nerve Stimulator for Depression Though Not Effective Was Given Approval

...ce which has to be surgically implanted called the vagus nerve stimulator was approved by a top federal med...or recurrent treatment-resistant depression. The vagus nerve stimulator is surgically implanted in the upper chest, and its wires are threaded into the nec...

FDA Approved Nerve-Stimulation Therapy Now Available In New York

... device sends mild pulses to the brain through the vagus nerve in the neck. A generator that runs under the skin to the left vagus nerve powers the device through a thin insulated wire. The vagus nerve is one of the 12 cranial ne...

High-Fat Diet Can Ward Off Inflammation In The Gut

...chanism of action was that CCK sent signals to the vagus nerve, which in turn triggered the release of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. This bonded itself to the proteins and switched the immune cells off. The study authors say that this pathway may explain why the body does not reject food as a fo...

Children With Epilepsy Can Be Treated With Nerve Stimulation

...treatments might be treated with implantation of a vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) with significantly better r...cation, the FDA had approved the implantation of a vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) in patients older than 12 to help control or reduce the seizures that occur b...

New treatment for depression

...on's chest, sends intermittent signals to the left vagus nerve in the brain. The device was originally used to treat patients with epilepsy. However, it was later found to have a positive effect on the part of the brain that regulates mood prompting these latest trials. Doctors at the universities of Sou...

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