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.
Primer extension PCR for early identification of cancer
Simple and sensitive method for mutation detection in blood cell-free DNA
CCR4 directed chimeric antigen receptor to treat a...
Cellular therapy approach for T-cell malignancies in which ex-vivo engineered T-cells can be utilized to abate several cancers
Sarcoidosis animal model
Accurate model will enable research towards the development of therapeutics to this lethal disease
Ergonomic, customizable hand pedal
New design creates an efficient delivery of energy from the user to the drive gear for better hand crank performance on push bikes, upper...
Preventative treatment for organ inflammation and systemic inflammatory...
Glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-2 and analogs can be useful in preventing the systemic inflammatory response in patients with severe, life-threatening illnesses
Rocker shoes for foot and ankle pain
Development kit allows orthotists and other medical professionals to build high quality, customer rocker shoes quickly and easily
Functional magnetic resonance imaging software
Improved imaging for neuroscience research as well as potential applications in brain tumors and deep brain stimulation devices
Four new bathing equipment designs for independent living
Roll-in shower system, bathing chair, ottoman, and platform for elderly or disabled people
Position-triggered muscle stimulator for wheelchair users
Neuromuscular stimulation applied in response to destabilizing events or when needed for better propulsion
Ticagrelor therapeutic for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
New treatment for kidney diseases associated with elevated arginine vasopressin (AVP)
Microelectronic throat stimulator
Wearable microchip protects airway in patients with neuromuscular disease