Peter Konrad

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    Shining a light on the nervous system to thwart disease

    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. Read More

    Nov. 16, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Deep brain stimulation program marks milestones

    Vanderbilt Clinical Neurosciences is marking two milestones — the 20th anniversary of its deep brain stimulation (DBS) program and its 1,000th DBS procedure. Read More

    Mar. 24, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Study to explore spinal cord stimulation to ease paralysis

    A Vanderbilt neurosurgeon is looking to recruit patients with paraplegia to investigate whether intraspinal microstimulation technology can restore complex body movements. Read More

    Dec. 3, 2015

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    Vanderbilt Medicine: Robotics revolution

    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. Read More

    Sep. 11, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Surgery calms patient’s epilepsy-related seizures

    In June, Tommy Schroader was in the crystal blue waters off Grand Cayman Island petting a giant stingray. Read More

    Nov. 8, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt spinoff company adds to local high-tech growth

    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. Read More

    Oct. 29, 2012

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    Research team to present at NIH 10th anniversary technology showcase

    E. Duco Jansen, professor of biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt, and two other Vanderbilt professors developed the underlying infrared nerve modulation technology for the research into treating disease with light. (Vanderbilt University/Daniel Dubois) Vanderbilt University researchers are teaming with peers from two other universities to develop ways to fight disease… Read More

    Jun. 28, 2012

  • New initiative to develop a system that controls prosthetic limbs naturally

    New initiative to develop a system that controls prosthetic limbs naturally

    E. Duco Jansen, professor of biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt, and two other Vanderbilt professors developed the underlying infrared nerve modulation technology for the research into treating disease with light. (Vanderbilt University/Daniel Dubois) Vanderbilt University researchers are teaming with peers from two other universities to develop ways to fight disease… Read More

    Nov. 17, 2010