GSK to offer $1M prize and fund research in electroceuticals

04/11/2013 | Reuters

GlaxoSmithKline announced plans to offer a $1 million prize and fund up to 40 researchers in external labs working on "electroceuticals," or using electrical impulses to stimulate cells within neural circuits, possibly leading to nanoscale implants to treat diseases. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Pennsylvania and the Feinstein Institute of Medical Research are among the institutions involved in research using electrical impulses to treat hypertension, breathing problems, brain disorders and other conditions and diseases.

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