Texas Biomedical Device Center

FALL 2017

Vagus Nerve Stimulation
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Study: Vagus Nerve Stimulation Shows Progress Against PTSD Symptoms
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DARPA Awards Contract to Investigate Accelerated Learning of Foreign Languages
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A New Treatment for Tinnitus
Tinnitus Relief
Tinnitus can be caused by hyperactive areas in the brain. These hyperactive areas generate the perception of sound known as tinnitus. By playing sounds above and below the tinnitus frequency and pairing them with vagus nerve stimulation we are able to shrink the hyperactive part of the brain.

The Texas Biomedical Device Center has developed the ReLief System to treat tinnitus using 3 components: an implanted stimulator called ReStore, a power and communication module called ReLay, and an app on your smartphone which is used to play sounds at the same time as we activate the vagus nerve.
Recent Publications

October 20, 2017 | Autism Research
Shank3-Deficient rats exhibit degraded cortical responses to sound

September 20, 2017 | Scientific Reports
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Paired with Tones for the Treatment of Tinnitus: A Prospective Randomized Double-blind Controlled Pilot Study in Humans

August 22, 2017 | Translational Psychiatry
Effects of vagus nerve stimulation on extinction of conditioned fear and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in rats

July 13, 2017 | Journal of Neuroscience Research
Cerebrolysin prevents deficits in social behavior, repetitive conduct, and synaptic inhibition in a rat model of autism

July 4, 2017 | Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Vagus nerve stimulation as a potential adjuvant to behavioral therapy for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders

May 2, 2017 | Journal of Neurotrauma
Traumatic brain injury occludes training-dependent cortical reorganization in the contralesional hemisphere

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