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Shrinking tumors with electricity

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“If we can manipulate the signals nerves provide to tumors, we can tune tumor growth up or down.” That’s Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Associate Professor Jeremy C. Borniger talking about how his work might be applied to bioelectronic medicine. Think zapping dysfunctional body parts to restore them to working order—like pacemakers.

Borniger studies the relationship between the brain and body. Specifically, he looks at how tumors interact with the nervous system. In this video, Borniger provides an inside look at his lab’s work in cancer neuroscience. It’s an exciting new field that Borniger helped pioneer. And it’s one part of a new CSHL initiative focused on brain-body connections. Press play for an up-close view of this cutting-edge research.

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