The Influence of VEGF-A Signaling on Beta-Cell Regeneration, by Tracee Popielarczyk

“Our journal club discussions have revolved around the current management, treatment, and cures for diabetes and potential regenerative medicine strategies; however, much is still unknown about the underlying processes and signaling mechanisms involved in pancreatic development and its role in this disease. It is known that β-cells exhibit a low regenerative capacity, making the molecular […]

MIT’s develops Nanogel that can secret insulin-Posted by Andre Stevenson

Came across this article (below and link) a few days about regarding nanogels that can secrete insulin…I know we’ve moved on…but the concept can definitely apply to other areas as well… Link: Nanotechnology could help fight diabetes Injectable nanogel can monitor blood-sugar levels and secrete insulin when needed. Anne Trafton, MIT News Office                         May 16, […]

Congratulations to Tracee Popielarczyk for her recent induction!

Congratulations to Tracee Popielarczyk, MS, a PhD candidate, Stamps Family Fellow and Regenerative Medicine IGEP student. She has been accepted as an associate Member into Iota Delta Rho, the Interdisciplinary Research Honor Society. Iota Delta Rho is the Nation’s first interdisciplinary honor society and was founded at Virginia Tech in 2011. Tracee exemplifies a collaborative and […]

Our very own Dr. Michelle Theus investigates how the brain repairs itself after a stroke.

Virginia Tech News reported about Dr. Michelle Theus’s research on the central nervous system following a traumatic brain injury. “BLACKSBURG, Va., March 20, 2014 – A neuroscientist at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech says she hopes that a better understanding of how the brain restores blood flow to damaged tissue following […]