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Using electric current against COVID-19

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Since the beginning of the corona pandemic, we have seen the images of seriously ill persons in ICUs. They were dependent on the treatment with invasive ventilation or ECMO. But what if we could prevent patients from having to be transferred to the ICU at all in the future – by stimulating the vagus nerve? Learn more about this in our interview.

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Timo Roth
Editorial team

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Video: Detecting and documenting epileptic seizures with AI
Interview: Electrical current to fight COVID-19
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Electrical current to fight COVID-19: The intelligent electric pill


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In 2020, Prof. Eugenijus Kaniusas and his research partners hypothesized that stimulating the auricular vagus nerve has anti-inflammatory effects in severe COVID-19 cases. In 2022, they were able to confirm this hypothesis thanks to a clinical trial.
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Electrical current to fight COVID-19: The intelligent electric pill
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Epilepsy: Automatically detecting and documenting seizures with AI


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Up to now, the detection of epileptic seizures has been difficult and – especially in the case of minor seizures – inadequate. This is about to change. In the future, a sensor device and artificial intelligence will be used to collect comprehensive data and thus improve the care of those affected.
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Epilepsy: Automatically detecting and documenting seizures with AI
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