Nov. 16, 2017—Researchers believe they can address problems stemming from heart rate, respiration and digestion by untangling which nerves control which bodily functions and then stimulating them with light.
Dec. 3, 2015—A Vanderbilt neurosurgeon is looking to recruit patients with paraplegia to investigate whether intraspinal microstimulation technology can restore complex body movements.
Sep. 11, 2013—In the foreseeable future, robots will be sticking steerable needles in your brain to remove blood clots; capsule robots will be crawling up your colon as a painless replacement for the colonoscopy; and ultra-miniaturized snake robots will remove tumors from your bladder and other body cavities.
Oct. 29, 2012—A Nashville company founded in 2007 by two Vanderbilt University engineers and a Vanderbilt University Medical Center neurosurgeon to license and bring to market some of the technology developed at Vanderbilt has been awarded a three-year, $2.7 million grant to continue development of an integrated solution for the treatment and management of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedures for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders.
Jun. 28, 2012—Vanderbilt University researchers were one of nine teams invited to participate in the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering’s 10th anniversary technology showcase June 22 in Bethesda, Md. NIBIB is an institute within the National Institutes of Health.
Nov. 17, 2010—Using beams of light to allow amputees not only to control but also to feel the movement of prosthetic limbs is the ambitious goal of a new $5.6 million Department of Defense initiative. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is tapping the new and rapidly growing field of “neurophotonics” to overcome one the biggest technical...