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The ASCENT to Accurate Digital Simulations of Nerve Stimulation

SPARC-funded research led by Dr. Warren Grill has developed a tool called Automated Simulations to Characterize Electrical Nerve Thresholds (ASCENT).

The NIH Common Fund's Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) program enters phase two.

SPARC Enters Phase 2

SPARC is launching three new initiatives: SPARC-V, SPARC-O, and SPARC-X.

SPARC portal Community Spotlight.

Winners announced for Phase 1 of the $9.8 million Neuromod Prize

The NIH Common Fund has announced eight Phase 1 winners of the Neuromod Prize, a $9.8 million competition.

Neuromod Prize - #NeuromodPrize, neuromodproze.com.

$9.8 million Neuromod Prize to accelerate the development of targeted neuromodulation therapies

SPARC has launched the Neuromod Prize, a $9.8 million competition to accelerate the development of targeted neuromodulation therapies.

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The ASCENT of New Technology to Advance Bioelectronic Medicine

NIH Common Fund’s SPARC program researchers have created new digital technology to better understand the effects of nerve stimulation.

A Knife to the Heart: Mapping the Intracardiac Nervous System

A Knife to the Heart: Mapping the Intracardiac Nervous System

SPARC1 projects are mapping the innervation of organs and tissues, and identifying new targets for future neuromodulation therapies.

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Finding the Lanes on the Vagus Highway

SPARC2 projects are developing next generation tools and technologies to inform future neuromodulation therapies.

A Change of Heart? Uncovering Sex Differences in Cardiac Neurochemistry.

A Change of Heart? Uncovering Sex Differences in Cardiac Neurochemistry

SPARC1 projects are mapping the innervation of organs and tissues, and identifying new targets for future neuromodulation therapies.

Safety First: Developing Tools and Biomarkers to Prevent Nerve Injury

Safety First: Developing Tools and Biomarkers to Prevent Nerve Injury

SPARC2 projects are developing next generation tools and technologies to detect and monitor nerve structure changes in real-time.

Don’t Sweat It: Harnessing the Power of Brown Fat to Burn Calories.

Don’t Sweat It: Harnessing the Power of Brown Fat to Burn Calories

What if you could burn extra calories without breaking a sweat? Brown fat has the potential to do just that.

This page last reviewed on November 1, 2023