A white mesh covers the head of Yan after he had a deep brain stimulation device implanted as part of a clinical trial at Ruijin Hospital in Shanghai. Photo: AP

Chinese researchers using brain implants to help drug addicts

  • China is emerging as a hub for research held back elsewhere by ethical questions and cost
  • The country has a large patient population, government funding and ambitious medical device companies ready to pay for the research
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A white mesh covers the head of Yan after he had a deep brain stimulation device implanted as part of a clinical trial at Ruijin Hospital in Shanghai. Photo: AP
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