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BRAIN News

Dear BRAIN Student Group members, Are you a recent or prospective graduate planning your career after your M.S. and Ph.D.? Then this event is for you! In association with the BRAIN center at the University of Houston, we are delighted to invite you to our panel discussion and networking event focusing on careers after your graduation. Significantly, […]

Spring 2022-Fall 2022
Open positions for new officer roles- December 15th, 2021
With the year nearing closer to the end and the natural graduation cycles reoccurring, we’d like to encourage any members interested in taking on the following officer roles to reach out to us, specifically for the next year (Spring 2022-Fall 2022).

Researchers from Arizona State University, the University of Houston, Barrow Neurological Institute [BNI], Phoenix, AZ, TIRR Memorial Hermann, Fourier Intelligence and Harmonic Bionics will investigate whether robotic therapies for stroke patients will provide greater benefits than conventional therapies.

Researchers from the Cullen College of Engineering, including doctoral student Hamid Fekri Azgomi, are exploring ways to automate the administration of medicine for patients suffering from Cushing’s syndrome, with a proposal establishing architecture for that recently published in Frontiers in Neuroscience.

A four-person team of students at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering has won a pair of awards for their project – a soft robotics exoskeleton – after presenting at the Excellence in Senior Design competition, held virtually by the University of Texas at Dallas on May 21. 

For four days at the Water Park Works at Sabine Street one of many modules of the course ECE 5397/6397 offered a workshop Yoga, Meditation and the BRAIN.

Researchers in Houston and elsewhere have shown that robotic systems controlled by the user’s own brain activity can help patients recovering from stroke and other disabling injuries.  But the demonstrations have taken place in highly controlled settings, and none of the systems have been approved for use in clinics or patient’s homes. Read more here

Stroke survivors who had ceased to benefit from conventional rehabilitation gained clinically significant arm movement and control by using an external robotic device powered by the patients’ own brains.

The results of the clinical trial were described in the journal NeuroImage: Clinical.

Jose “Pepe” Luis Contreras-Vidal, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor and the Director of the NSF IUCRC BRAIN Center, has been asked to serve on the National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research (NABMRR) for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).