Dr. Patrick Ganzer, research fellow in the Texas Biomedical Device Center, won a best paper award from the International Spinal Cord Repair group for his work that uses vagus nerve stimulation as a possible therapy for patients. Read more

HeART (Help Accelerate RTT Therapeutics) grant awards are designed to promote the development and testing of therapeutics to treat and reverse Rett syndrome (RTT).

Vagus nerve stimulation stroke rehabilitation and physical therapy trial featured on FOX 9 in Minneapolis. Watch now

A team at The University of Texas, Dallas, led by Robert Rennaker and Michael Kilgard, will examine the use of vagal nerve stimulation to induce neural plasticity for the treatment of post-traumatic stress. Read more

Dr. Seth Hays, a TxBDC Post-Doctoral Fellow and now UT Dallas bioengineering faculty member, wins the 2015 Robert G. Siekert New Investigator Award for his work on stroke. Read more

When the White House recently unveiled more than $300 million in public and private investments to support research in brain science, UT Dallas' Dr. Michael Kilgard was in attendance as one of a handful of invited scientists.

The Neurotriage system is designed to detect brain impairments to make sports safer by removing players from harm’s way when impaired. Read more

Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health are launching a clinical trial to test a device that uses nervous system stimuli to rewire parts of the brain, in hopes of significantly reducing or removing tinnitus.

UT Dallas researchers are at the forefront of investigations into brain plasticity and its role in the development of tinnitus and chronic pain, as well as stroke, traumatic brain injury, autism, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

The Texas Biomedical Device Center is a collaborative effort engaging researchers from multiple disciplines working toward a common goal: creating new biomedical technology and therapies. The interdisciplinary program has a very strong connection with the Department of Bioengineering and includes faculty members from the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, and the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Together, these researchers will ensure that recent and future technological advances make it from the research laboratory into the clinic and ultimately to patients.

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