Researchers awarded $21 million to lead first-of-its-kind project to study the effects of vagus nerve stimulation in humans


Considering the amount of trouble it can cause, most laypeople are not terribly familiar with their vagus nerve or what it does. It impacts everything from digestion and heart rate to speech and urine output. If vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) can treat epilepsy and depression, what other conditions might also respond to VNS? University researchers received a three-year, $21 million NIH grant as part of the Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) initiative to conduct this research. READ MORE>>