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2018 Symposium on Biologic Scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine Save the date! 
This 10th event in our symposia series will be held in Napa Valley on May 3-5, 2018. It will focus exclusively upon the development and use of materials derived from biologic sources (as opposed to synthetic scaffolds). The subject matter encompasses the full spectrum of basic science (including the composition, material properties, methods of preparation, determinants of the host innate immune response, and cell:matrix interactions) to clinical applications. The program is designed to have an equal mix of basic science and clinical presentations, and the audience consists of a mixture of clinicians and a broad range of scientists active in the field of Regenerative Medicine. Abstracts will be considered for podium presentation and poster session display. Deadline for abstracts is December 1, 2017. View the program and more at this link READ MORE


Discover Magazine Highlights the Research Efforts of Dr. Stephen Badylak
The regenerative medicine healing efforts of McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine deputy director Stephen Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD, director of the Center for Pre-Clinical Tissue Engineering within the Institute, and professor in the Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, have been highlighted in numerous venues most recently by Adam Piore in Discover magazine. Mr. Piore focuses on Dr. Badylak's extracellular matrix discovery in 1989 to his present day research and clinical trials. READ MORE

‘The eyes have it’ at Pitt-UPMC Fox Center on March 17, 2011
A cure for glaucoma. A device that allows blind persons to experience the visual realm via other senses. Eye transplants. Regenerating the optic nerve. Creating biosynthetic corneas. Treating previously untreatable age-related macular degeneration. These may sound like science fiction, but some actually have been accomplished while others are on the near horizon, thanks to cutting-edge research being performed at the Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration. READ MORE

Scientists Say Newborn Mice Can Regrow Damaged Hearts
Study offers insights into whether humans might have same potential
Posted: February 24, 2011.  READ MORE

Remodeling the Human Body with Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering
Recently, McGowan Institute for Regeneration Medicine deputy director Stephen Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD, professor in the Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, and director of the Center for Pre-Clinical Tissue Engineering within the McGowan Institute for Regeneration Medicine, and his career medical research efforts with extracellular matrix (ECM) were featured in an article in the Purdue Alumnus, a publication by the Purdue Alumni Association, Inc. "Remodeling the Human Body," by Tanya Brown, accurately captures Dr. Badylak's pioneering work into regenerative medicine: his history with ECM, current clinical uses of ECM, and potential future ECM applications.

See Dr. Badylak's Pop!Tech presentation on how regenerative medicine can help Iraqi war veterans re-grow body parts and muscle tissue lost in battle
This is part of the Pop!Tech Social Innovation Fellows class of 2008: 17 high-potential social change agents incubating breakthrough approaches to pressing global challenges.  Each Fellow presented on the Pop!Tech stage this year, describing path-breaking work in the fields of sustainable energy, human rights, education, economic development and more. READ MORE

Badylak Lab’s Work Serves as Foundation for Recent Regenerative Medicine Milestone
Nearly 5 million people live with heart failure, and about 550,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States. Approximately 50,000 United States patients die annually waiting for a donor heart.  To help eliminate this problem, researchers from the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and other university locations throughout the nation are working towards advances in generating heart tissue in the lab. READ MORE

Dr. Badylak on CNN
CNN on November 19, 2006 introduced a story on the needs of amputees and the prospects that in the future it may be possible to regenerate portions of lost limbs or digits.  Dr. Stephen Badylak of the McGowan Institute shares his insights and experiences with CNN host Miles O’Brien. READ MORE

NIBIB Recognizes Dr. Badylak’s Contributions to Wound Healing
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) has recognized the pioneering research of Dr. Stephen Badylak that led to the discovery of a bioengineered tissue scaffold that promotes wound healing. The bioengineered material that he initially discovered 20 years ago is now playing a crucial role in treating conditions ranging from incontinence to burns. His discovery has evolved into a significant advance in tissue engineering, laying the groundwork for a host of new medical treatments. READ MORE

Updated 08-Feb-2018