TxBDC NEWS - 2014

November 17, 2014

Pitch Perfect: Former MLB Pitcher Developing Medical Chip

It didn't take long for Will Rosellini to realize he was out of his league. He was pitching for Arizona Diamondbacks in the minors and saw other power house pitchers, like Randy Johnson, throw the ball with amazing precision. READ MORE

October, 2014

Grant Enables Researchers to Continue Studying Stroke Recovery

At UT Dallas, researchers are developing new techniques to aid recovery from stroke. Their efforts recently received a boost thanks to a multimillion-dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health. READ MORE

October, 2014

How Dallas Became a Biomedical Hotbed

New techniques and devices developed in North Texas are pushing us closer to a future where doctors can reprogram damaged nerves and wiretap our brains. READ MORE

October 16, 2014

Professor Attends White House Event for Brain Science Research

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. READ MORE

September 5, 2014

Rob Rennaker: For Military Vets, The College Experience Can Be Isolating

The Department of Veterans Affairs reports that a million veterans and their dependents have enrolled in college in the last four years. That means a very different college experience for students, professors and administrators. READ MORE

September 2, 2014

Binoculars may change fight against sports concussions

In a race to make football and all contact sports safer, several changes have been made in New Mexico. READ MORE

September, 2014

Texas Institute for Brain Injury and Repair

The Texas Biomedical Device Center partners with the Texas Brain Injury and Repair center at UTSW to use advanced MRI imaging to track white matter changes following Targeted Plasticity Therapy. READ MORE

August 25, 2014

UTD's Dr. Robert Rennaker on testing a new concussion eye-scanner

TA Minute With Mitch Carr, 1080 KRLD READ MORE

August 19, 2014

Researcher Testing On-Field Concussion Scanners

Four Texas high school football programs are trying out an experimental system designed to diagnose concussions on the field. The technology is in response to growing concern over head trauma in America's most watched sport. Also featured on MSN and USA Today. READ MORE

July 7, 2014

High-Tech Speech Treatments Receive Boost from Grants, Teamwork

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have received three grants from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders aimed at treating a variety of speech disorders. READ MORE

June 19, 2014

New Implanted Devices May Reshape Medicine

Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Tokyo have created electronic devices that become soft when implanted inside the body and can deploy to grip 3-D objects, such as large tissues, nerves and blood vessels. READ MORE

May 27, 2014

Texas Instruments Alumni Pledge Support for Biomedical Devices

The Texas Instruments Alumni Association recently pledged $250,000 to support the Texas Biomedical Device Center’s mission to develop and advance medical devices and therapies to improve the lives of those who have suffered neurological injuries. READ MORE

March 19, 2014

Testing A New Device To Diagnose Concussions

The concussion crisis that began in the NFL has trickled down to youth sports. Some parents, concerned about the possibility of brain injuries have removed their kids from contact sports altogether. Part of the problem for parents and coaches is that it’s difficult to diagnose a concussion. READ MORE

February 28, 2014

UT Southwestern launches Texas Institute for Brain Injury, Repair

State-supported Institute brings comprehensive approach to brain injury READ MORE

February 7, 2014

Texas Instruments, UT-Dallas tackle sports concussions head-on

A North Texas team of medical researchers and techies is tackling the concussion crisis in football and other sports. The University of Texas at Dallas and Texas Instruments Inc. have teamed up to develop technologies to determine if a player suffered a hit that could lead to a concussion. It could be the next big thing in early detection systems. READ MORE

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