Just switch off the pain

Illustration: Danesh Ashouri

New project on magnetic stimulation for pain relief, funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation

Today is the kick-off for a two-year research project in which BrainLinks-BrainTools board member Prof. Dr. Thomas Stieglitz is involved alongside researchers from Freiburg University Medical Center. The Carl Zeiss Foundation is funding the project "Magnetically Induced NeuroInhibition" (MINI) with €749,000. An interdisciplinary team is researching ways of blocking nerve conduction using high-frequency magnetic stimulation and thus eliminating pain sensations. The method would be a non-invasive and therefore low-risk alternative to injecting local anesthetics and could change anesthesiology in the long term. 

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