Opinionated Science

Episode 7: The Vagus Nerve: A Target to Treat Brain and Body?

June 19, 2020

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?

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