Regenerative Medicine in the News...
Team Discovers Stem Cells in the Esophagus
Despite previous indications to the contrary, the esophagus does have its own pool of stem cells, said senior investigator Eric Lagasse, PharmD, PhD, and researchers from Pitt’s School of Medicine. The findings could lead to new insights into the development and treatment of esophageal cancer and the precancerous condition known as Barrett’s esophagus.
Pitt Innovation Challenge Awards Prizes to Creative Thinkers
A project to develop a portable sensor that monitors a condition called ketosis was recently awarded a $100,000 prize in the second Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh). The winning team is named Nanoketo.
First-Ever Liver Transplant to Treat AHCY Deficiency Performed
At Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, the first-ever liver transplant to treat S-Adenosylhomocysteine hydrolase (AHCY) deficiency was performed on a 3-year-old patient from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. George Mazariegos, MD, and a team of surgeons replaced the young girl’s liver with one quarter of a liver from a non-related donor.
Video: Introduction to the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Need an introduction to what exactly we do at the McGowan Institute? Here is a video that highlights some of our research and scientists.