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Dr. Rob Rennaker
D Magazine
Health & Medicine

Robert Rennaker didn't follow a traditional path to becoming a world-class engineering researcher. Raised in Topeka, Kansas, and moving regularly from city to city across the Midwest because of the demands of his father's work, Rennaker wasn't what you'd call "committed" to high school.

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Texas Biomedical Device Center
UT Dallas Working On Better Treatment Options For Brain Injuries

"We think this is going to revolutionize how we detect brain injuries and how we detect changes in brain performance." — Dr. Robert Rennaker, Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Bioengineering and chairman of the Department of Bioengineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science at UT Dallas.

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Could This Nerve Transform Medicine?

Doctors don't usually try to get on your nerves. But they've been doing it more and more in recent years — eyeing one particular nerve — in the hopes that it can treat many long-term or life-threatening conditions.

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Students in the lab
Students in the Lab
Motor Recovery Device and Game System

Graduate student Katelyn Millay is developing a rehabilitation device designed to guide recovery of hand function after a brain or spinal cord injury. Hand movements are monitored as patients play the games.

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Rett Syndrome Strollathon
Community Events
5th Annual Rett Syndrome Strollathon

On Sunday, Oct. 30th volunteers from the team at TxBDC painted faces, assisted with the raffle, and visited with attendees at the Rett Syndrome Strollathon in Grapevine. The Strollathon program has been bringing families together to fundraise and to strengthen the local Rett community since 2004.

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