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NIH will award $248 million for human electrical wiring

Posted on 08 July 2014


US National Institutes of Health (NIH) will announce a US$248-million effort to map the body’s electrical wiring and develop such devices.

The NIH electroceuticals project, tentatively called Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC), plans to bridge the knowledge gap by taking a step backwards and focusing on the mechanisms that underlie electrical control of organ systems.

Its first grants will be awarded in early 2015.

Over the next six years, the agency hopes to map the nerves and electrical activity of five yet-to-be-decided organ systems and then develop electrode devices that can attach to the nerves and maintain high-resolution recording and stimulation interfaces with them for decades without causing damage.

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