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Youthful healing for burn wounds

Apr. 21, 2022—Topical treatment of burns with an immunosuppressive drug counteracted the negative effects of aging on wound healing, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Imaging guidance for nerve repair

Feb. 9, 2021—A noninvasive, quantitative MRI method could be used after surgical repair of traumatic peripheral nerve injury to help clinicians make decisions about whether additional surgical interventions are needed.

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Imaging nerve regeneration

Jan. 28, 2020—Diffusion MRI may provide a noninvasive approach to assess nerve regeneration and distinguish successful from unsuccessful repairs earlier.

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Studies aim to speed, track peripheral nerve recovery

Oct. 6, 2016—Surgeons have limited tools to successfully repair and track the recovery of peripheral nerves that have been severely damaged as a result of a traumatic injury, but Vanderbilt investigators hope to change this through research studies recently funded with more than $3 million in grants from the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health.

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VUCast: See advances in this robotic hand; get a special view of Commodore baseball

Jun. 12, 2013—In this week’s VUCast: Bionic Breakthrough: See advances in this robotic hand What Vandy doctors are doing with the military to avoid amputations See a special view of Commodore baseball All this and more in this week’s VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.

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Defense Department grant spurs nerve regeneration research

May. 30, 2013—Vanderbilt investigators led by Wesley Thayer, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, have been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the Department of Defense to develop a new surgical device that may help repair severed nerves.

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