According to some 2014 estimates, as many as 387 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes, putting the disease’s economic cost at $612 billion. While there are currently no known cures for either variety of Diabetes, research suggests that a small bioelectronics device, implanted on the vagus nerve, may be able to regulate the production of and cellular response to insulin.
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