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Implantable stimulator

An implantable stimulator from SetPoint Medical would deliver shocks to the vagus nerve. It has not yet been tested in humans.

Credit: Patrick T. Fallon for Nature

Six times a day, Katrin pauses whatever she's doing, removes a small magnet from her pocket and touches it to a raised patch of skin just below her collar bone.

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