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Robots and the Future of Surgery

Students at The University of Texas at Austin will have the chance April 24 to test-drive the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.

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.

Nanosurgery on a Specially Designed Microchip Reveals Anesthetics Interfere with Nerve Regeneration Process

Nanosurgery on a Specially Designed Microchip Reveals Anesthetics Interfere with Nerve Regeneration Process

A hair strand-thin worm is providing substantial clues on how nerves regenerate, offering insight and hope to finding genes that affect nerve generation and ultimately new drugs and therapies for human neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's.