A soft electronic implant that 'cools' pain

A soft electronic implant that ‘cools’ pain

Scientists led by Northwestern University (USA) have developed a soft, miniaturized, implantable devicedesigned to ‘cool’ the nerves and provide specific pain relief, on demand, without the need for drugs. The system, presented this week in Scienceis based on flexible electronic technologies and microfluidics and has been successfully tested in rats. The biocompatible, water-soluble device works …

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