Forget Ozempic injections — scientists are working on an electronic pill that could regulate appetite

Assistant Professor of Bioengineering Khalil Ramadi and colleagues at MIT are creating an appetite-regulating pill that works by sending out electronic pulses in the stomach, triggering natural stores of ghrelin, a gut hormone that makes people feel hungry. If successful, this technology could offer new treatment options for patients who struggle to eat. "It's fundamentally a new concept for how we can treat disease," Ramadi said. Without any drugs or surgery, "we can actually increase hunger promoting hormones," just by stimulating the ones the body already has on board.”