US Gov't Allocates $20M For Electroceuticals Research

(Credit: (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)) US Gov't distributed funds for research teams to develop electroceutical researches that can cure and treat diseases.US Gov't Allocates $20M For Electroceuticals Research
October 15
6:00 AM 2016

National Institute of Health(NIH) announced the recipient of the US $20 million in funding for the said field. Their aim is to improve on maps of peripheral nervous system and generate sophisticated system that can hack into codes.

The said funding was part of the $248 million, seven year program that the NIH Common Fund announced in 2014. Agency will begin to accept applications for those awards by early 2017.

It was said that researches have been electrically stimulating the brain, spinal chord, and peripheral nerves in an attempt alleviate ailments such as Parkinson's Disease, epilepsy, pain and paralysis. Also, this could work better than dugs leading to dub the field "electroceuticals". Tools have been a success and that clinically studies had shown that it can reduce seizure and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and can help people regain bladder control.

There are still also some problems with the current device and that is they shoot electrical impulses broadly.

The National Institute of Health(NIH) had already distributed the $20 million among 27 research team. Majority of which went to projects that aims to develop functional and anatomic maps of neural circuits.

These are some of the highlights of the said report :



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