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This CT scan of a rat shows a small device implanted around the bladder. The device — developed by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine, the University of Illinois and Northwestern University — uses light signals from tiny LEDs to activate nerve cells in the bladder and control problems such as incontinence and overactive bladder. (Image: Gereau lab)

Tiny, implantable device uses light to treat bladder problems

Scientists and engineers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a tiny, implantable device that can detect overactivity in...