TxBDC NEWS - 2018

March 22, 2018
UT Dallas News Center

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Boosts Post-Stroke Motor Skill Recovery

Dr. Seth Hays, Dr. Michael Kilgard and Eric Meyers PhD'17 collaborated on a study of vagus nerve stimulation's effects on stroke recovery. The results may be an important step toward creating guidelines for standardized usage of the technique for post-stroke therapy. Read More

March 16, 2018

Spinal Cord Injury: Is the vagus nerve our neural connectome?

The vagus nerve reports on the state of many of the organs in our body, including the heart, the lungs and the gut, and it relays this information to various neural control networks that unconsciously regulate internal organs. It has also been shown that artificial electric stimulation of the vagus nerve helps with recovery in animal models of stroke, tinnitus and spinal cord injury (De Ridder et al., 2014; Hays, 2016). Read More

February 2, 2018
The Dallas Morning News

Research universities drive job and wage growth in Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas anchors the tech industry in the North Dallas-Plano corridor. The university is known, in particular, for an outstanding engineering program developed with the help of funding from nearby telecommunications and defense firms. Read More

February 2, 2018
NBC News

Special Goggles Help Diagnose Possible Brain Injuries

A new device may be able to help doctors diagnose concussions on the sidelines of athletic fields.The Texas Biomedical Device Center has developed handheld portable device capable of quickly measuring an individual's visual tracking abilities.The high-tech pair of goggles is called Neurotriage and performs a quick baseline test for athletes and then follow up tests after an impact. Read More

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