Millions of Americans suffer from neurological injury and disease: strokes (800,000 each year), traumatic brain injuries (2.2 million each year), spinal cord injuries (282,000 with 17,000 new cases each year), peripheral nerve damage, brain tumors, Alzheimer’s disease (more than 5 million), tinnitus, multiple sclerosis and many more. Conditions affecting the brain and nervous system are extremely common and debilitating. No effective treatments currently exist to restore normalcy to these patients’ lives.
Researchers at TxBDC have repeatedly shown that Targeted Plasticity Therapy (TPT) can “rewire” communication pathways in healthy parts of the brain. TPT can restore movement, reduce pain, speed up learning, increase feeling, and improve memory. Without critical investments, this promising therapy will fail to reach the millions suffering from neurological disorders.
Every day, TxBDC researchers innovate effective and affordable solutions, push the limits of science, and engineer to empower human health. With visionary partners like you we will give hope to those suffering from neurological injuries.