TxBDC NEWS - 2020

February 14, 2020

Study: VNS Shows Promise for Improving Peripheral Nerve Recovery

When a nerve in an arm or leg is damaged, the brain adapts rapidly to the suddenly missing signal from that part of the body. This reaction complicates later efforts at rehabilitation. In an effort to restore function after peripheral nerve injury, researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have demonstrated in an animal model that sparking change in the central nervous system during physical rehabilitation enhances recovery. Read more

January 13, 2020

UT Dallas Develops New Device To Help Stroke Victims

The University of Texas at Dallas is developing a new device to help stroke victims. The wireless device is a tiny piece of glass that sits on the vagus nerve in the neck. It helps release chemicals in the brain that can help the person recover faster. Dr. Robert Rennaker, professor of engineering and neuroscience and the Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Bioengineering, helped create the device. Listen now

January 13, 2020

Grant Brings Nerve Stimulation Device Closer to Next Stage of Testing

Bioengineering researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas recently received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the use of wireless vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) to enhance recovery after stroke. Read more

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