Regenerative Medicine in the News...
Patient’s Own Stem Cells Could Clear a Cloudy Cornea
Treating the potentially blinding haze of a scar on the cornea might be as straightforward as growing stem cells from a tiny biopsy of the patient’s undamaged eye and then placing them on the injury site, according to pre-clinical model experiments conducted by McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty members James Funderburgh, PhD, Yiqin Du, MD, PhD, and researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Novel Biomedical Device Receives Funding
The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Medical Innovation awarded grants through its 2014 Round-2 Pilot Funding Program for Early Stage Medical Technology Research and Development. Steven Little, PhD, Tatum Tarin, MD, and Abhinav Acharya, received funding for their project entitled, “Diagnosis of Aggressive Prostate Cancer via Detection of MMP9 in Biological Fluids.” The award is to develop a prototype chemical assay device for detection of femtomolar levels of MMP9 in biological fluids.
Snapshot of Funded Research: Highlights for 2014
McGowan Institute faculty lead many studies that focus on the development of technologies to address tissue and organ insufficiency. Annually, funding for the research programs of the McGowan Institute comes from various sources. In 2014, McGowan Institute faculty received financial support from the Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and private industry. Learn more about a few select examples that highlight the depth and diversity of programs awarded to McGowan Institute affiliated faculty.
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.