Regenerative Medicine in the News...
Bioresorbable Metals in Regenerative Medicine
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine are creating biodegradable tissue repair structures for the human body as well as developing degradable magnesium (Mg) alloys for craniofacial and orthopedic applications.
A Strategy for Stimulating Heart Muscle Regeneration in Infants, Study Finds
Surgery often is life-saving for many infants born with heart defects, but one thing that doctors cannot do yet is replace heart muscle that is scarred and dysfunctional. McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member Bernhard Kühn, MD, and researchers from the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Boston Children’s Hospital hope to overcome the challenge by stimulating regeneration of heart tissue.
Physical Therapy, Surgery Produce Same Results for Stenosis in Older Patients
Symptoms from lumbar spinal stenosis, an anatomical impairment common with aging, were relieved and function improved in as many patients utilizing physical therapy as those taking the surgical route, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member Anthony Delitto, PhD, and University of Pittsburgh researchers discovered in a 2-year study.
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.