Regenerative Medicine in the News...
Study Suggests Cystic Fibrosis Is Two Diseases, One Doesn’t Affect Lungs
Cystic fibrosis could be considered two diseases, one that affects multiple organs including the lungs, and one that doesn’t affect the lungs at all, according to a multicenter team led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The research showed that nine variants in the gene associated with cystic fibrosis can lead to pancreatitis, sinusitis, and male infertility, but leave the lungs unharmed.
Pitt Researchers Receive $2.1 Million to Study Prevention of Deadly Lung Injury
University of Pittsburgh researchers received $2.17 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study the prevention and early treatment of acute lung injury. Also known as acute respiratory distress syndrome, acute lung injury is a deadly condition that causes the lung to fail in critically ill patients either directly through injury to the lung, such as pneumonia, or indirectly related to another illness.
The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation Awards Funds to McGowan Institute Affiliated Faculty for Scientific Studies
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty members Tzahi Cohen-Karni, PhD, and Anna C. Balazs, PhD, are the recipients of the Kaufman Foundation 2014 Awards to support cutting-edge scientific research at institutions across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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.