Microchip 'could do away with pills': BBC

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Scientists in the United States have developed a new way of taking medicines which could improve the effectiveness of some treatments including HIV therapy

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Anyone have any idea how these 'chips' can work for up to 140 days? Why aren't they excreted after a day or two?

1. What is a microchip and how does it work?

A microchip is a small electronic device that contains a set of instructions and can perform various tasks. In the context of medical use, the microchip is typically implanted under the skin and can release medication or monitor health data based on programmed instructions.

2. How does the microchip 'do away with pills'?

The microchip is designed to deliver medication directly to the body, eliminating the need for traditional pills or injections. It can also monitor the effectiveness of the medication and adjust dosages as needed.

3. Is the microchip safe for human use?

The safety of the microchip for human use is still being researched and evaluated. While there have been successful trials in animals, more studies are needed to determine the potential risks and benefits for human use.

4. Can the microchip be removed or turned off?

The microchip can be removed by a medical professional if necessary. It can also be turned off or reprogrammed to adjust the medication dosage or to stop medication delivery altogether.

5. When will the microchip be available for use in humans?

The microchip technology is still in the development and testing phase, so it is not currently available for use in humans. However, there are ongoing studies and trials, and it may become available in the near future pending further research and approval by regulatory agencies.

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