Regenerative Medicine in the News...
Protein-Hydrogel Combo May Help Heal Heart
The new strategy to restore damaged cardiac muscle from heart attacks combines a tissue-growing protein with a strengthening gel. Even if a person survives a heart attack, the lack of blood flow damages tissue, which often leads to heart failure. Now McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member Yadong Wang, PhD, and researchers have developed a mixture of a growth protein and a biodegradable gel to prevent scarring and repair injured heart muscle.
Studying the Advances in Next-Generation Stem Cell Culture Technologies
Yong Yang, PhD, a researcher at West Virginia University who is a McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member, is studying ways to advance the next generation of cell culture technologies—the removal of stem cells from an organism and the controlled growth of those cells in an engineering environment—that could treat debilitating diseases. In order to optimize cell culture conditions, Dr. Yang is investigating the effect different nanoscale structures have on stem cells.
Badylak Lab High School Student Receives Best Poster Award
The 2015 UPCI Academy summer session recently came to a close as high school students presented their lab findings at the Hillman Cancer Center. Congratulations to Zain Mehdi of North Allegheny Senior High School. At the UPCI Summer Academy event, Mr. Mehdi (mentors McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine deputy director Stephen Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD, and George Hussey, PhD) received the Best Poster Award among all UPCI summer academy scholars.
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.