Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs research and development is focused on improving the lives of veterans and all Americans through health care discovery and innovation focusing on rehabilitation, mental health, prosthetics, pain management, and chronic diseases.
Drug to treat retinal degeneration
Compound blocks or diminishes stimulation of dopamine or serotonin receptors to remedy loss of vision
Inflammation and immune deficiency therapeutic
Cyclo-Z modulates several components of inflammation and may be an effective treatment for diabetes and autoimmune diseases
CRISPR/Cas9 approach for treating HIV
Lentiviral delivery of CRISPR/Cas9 system excises sequences of viral genome to inactivate new virus production
Cardiac arrhythmia treatment
Gene therapy that modulates cardiac caveolin-1, a membrane protein, can decrease arrhythmic risk
EPO-derived peptides protect against brain tissue damage
In addition to their neuroprotective qualities, these isolates may have benefit against autoimmune disorders other inflammatory diseases
Combination amplitude modulation SLM with a phase modulating...
Device provides a dynamic means to create complex illumination patterns with high light utilization efficiency and void of unwanted diffraction patterns
Mobility enhancement robotic wheelchair
Increases mobility and independence of wheelchair users in both urban and natural settings
Smart artificial urinary sphincter to treat urinary incontinence
Device consisting of a cuff with pressure sensor surrounding a length of urethra to automatically apply a dynamic range of pressures
SPAK Kinase inhibitor improves neurological function after ischemic...
Pharmacological modulator of brain salt and water homeostasis provide a non-surgical alternative to current treatments
Device for blind adds modern sensing and guidance technology to the common white cane and greatly broadens a user's independence
Guide system for the blind
Self-propelled or GPS guided device provides wayfinding, object avoidance, and surface information