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Seven Faculty Members Named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Seven faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS fellows are chosen annually by their peers to recognize their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Dr. Christine Schmidt and her research team engineer ways to speed nerve regeneration and recovery after injury

Dr. Christine Schmidt and her research team engineer ways to speed nerve regeneration and recovery after injury

In an ad during the 2000 Super Bowl, the late actor Christopher Reeve is shown sitting at an award ceremony for research breakthroughs in spinal cord injuries. When the announcer calls on the next person to present an award, Reeve stands up and walks the length of the stage to raise his arm and shake…   » Continue Reading

Engineer Develops Detergent to Promote Peripheral Nerve Healing; 100 Patients Treated Successfully in First Year of Use

A detergent solution developed at The University of Texas at Austin that treats donor nerve grafts to circumvent an immune rejection response has been used to create acellular nerve grafts now used successfully in hospitals around the country. Research also shows early promise of the detergent solution having possible applications in spinal cord repair.