Organic ion transistor blocks pain signals from reaching the brain
11May

Researchers have developed an organic ion transistor that effectively blocks pain signals from reaching the brains of rats (Image: iStockphoto/Fanny Ståhl)

A new type of medical device could one day put the minds of chronic pain sufferers at ease by distributing the body’s own natural pain relief signals at just the right time. Developed at Linköping University in Sweden, the tiny “ion pump” is made from organic electronics and could be implanted in patients, serving to cut off pain signals in the spinal chord before they make their way to the brain.

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