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The Future of Bioelectronic Medicine

Scientist Kevin Tracey hopes that people afflicted by disease someday won’t have to take pills and worry about the side effects. Instead, they’ll have tiny devices implanted below the skin that help the body to heal itself.

Dr. Tracey, 58, is president of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, N.Y., and he has been studying the idea for almost two decades. His field is bioelectronic medicine, which tries to harness the electrical signals sent out by the nervous system to control the behavior of cells.

In his latest study, published…

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