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A tiny implant similar to a pacemaker but the size of a needle point is being developed by the Pentagon to give humans the ability to heal themselves.
The military-sponsored programme, Electrical Prescriptions (ElectRx) sends electrical impulses to monitor the body's organs and heal these parts when they are injured or infected.
The technology is being described as a little pacemaker, to keep the body in check - similarly to the way Wolverine can heal himself. It is small enough to be implanted using a needle, counting out the need for invasive surgery.
The idea is founded on a physiological process called neuromodulation, when a given neutron uses one or more neurotransmitters to regulate diverse populations of neurons. Essentially, the peripheral nervous system regulates the status of internal organs, organising the responses to disease and infection
originally posted by: Watchfull
Well at least they are developing something that isn't a weapon, for a change.
Let's see if this hits the streets, big medical won't be happy.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: VoidHawk
I would have thought, that one of the first things to happen, will be a marked increase in soiled undergarments, such is the level of humour one can expect from that particular demographic of techno-mages.
originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: HardCorps
Can't humans already heal themselves?
I got a good second degree burn on my calf two weeks ago, was nasty looking for a good week, now there isn't even a scar!
The technology is being described as a little pacemaker, to keep the body in check - similarly to the way Wolverine can heal himself