TxBDC NEWS - 2020

July 31, 2020

The Advanced Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation Conference

Dr. Seth Hays recently presented at The Advanced Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation Conference. Click to watch his presentation on Enhancing Rehabilitation After Stroke with Paired VNS. Watch Now

May 14, 2020

FDA Approves a Second Clinical Trial Using the TxBDC ReStore Device to Improve the Treatment of PTSD

On April 15, 2020 the Texas Biomedical Device Center (TxBDC) at The University of Texas at Dallas received FDA approval to proceed with an early feasibility study using the ReStore Vagus Nerve Stimulator to enhance prolonged exposure therapy for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Read more

March 18, 2020

W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas Supports a Solution for Spinal Cord Injury

In 2016, the W.W. Caruth Jr. Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas awarded the Texas Biomedical Device Center (TxBDC) at The University of Texas at Dallas a gift to develop and test biomedical technology aimed towards helping patients with spinal cord injury. With this support, Dr. Robert Rennaker, Professor in the School of Behavior and Brain Science at UTD and Founder of the TxBDC developed technology resulting in a new treatment for patients who have suffered a spinal cord injury called RePlay. Read more

March 9, 2020

Dr. Robert Rennaker | The Jeff Crilley Show

On this episode of The Jeff Crilley Show, Jeff welcomes Dr. Robert Rennaker from Texas Biomedical Device Center. Watch Now

March 1, 2020

FDA Approves First in Human Study Using the TxBDC ReStore Device

On February 20, 2020 the Texas Biomedical Device Center (TxBDC) at The University of Texas at Dallas received FDA approval to proceed with an early feasibility study using the ReStore Vagus Nerve Stimulator to enhance recovery following a spinal cord injury. Technical specifications about the device were published in the Journal of Neuroscience Methods in May of 2019. Read more

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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