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Local research team developing high-tech approach to better sleep

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

Creators are calling it a “living pharmacy” in your body. It is an implantable device to regulate sleep cycles and enhance health.
Northwestern biomedical engineer Dr Jonathan Rivnay and his team is built part of the wireless, wearable device in their lab. They hope the device will help control the body's circadian clock - the system that regulates sleep.
“The device should be about the size of the first couple knuckles of your pinky, but really thin and the idea is that can be implanted just under the skin,” Rivnay said. “The state of the art right now is using melatonin. And even when...
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