Bioengineering to treat hypertension

Mice with high blood pressure had their hypertension controlled not with a steady diet of pills but with a bioengineered device that used the brain's reliable response to food, drugs or sex to trigger the release of a diuretic.
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( Getty Images / Asia Pac / October 7, 2011 )

Mice with high blood pressure had their hypertension controlled not with a steady diet of pills but with a bioengineered device that used the brain's reliable response to food, drugs or sex to trigger the release of a diuretic.

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