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Scientists challenge the pills. The goal: replace traditional medicines with wireless bioelectronics

"At the beginning of 2020, Peder Olofsson started a new interdisciplinary collaboration with KTH within the research center Medtechlabs where doctors, immunologists, engineers and mathematicians collaborate. "We analyze nerve signals during inflammation with the aim of laying the foundation for automatically controlling anti-inflammatory treatment," he says. Trials on patients with chronic inflammation are already underway internationally. "Clinical studies of rheumatism and inflammatory bowel disease show encouraging preliminary results. But larger and better designed studies and more precise methods of nerve stimulation are needed to generate more confident observations."