Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

This week in the Regenerative Medicine Class, Aaron Goldstein talked about tissue engineering and regenerative medicine on Tuesday, and on Thursday we had a discussion about the first section of the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Since we’ll explore Thursday’s topic on two more occasions, this week’s question is about tissue engineering. So, class: how […]

Our Regenerative Medicine Retreat was mentioned in Vet Med’s June Vital Signs Newsletter!

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program (IGEP) in Regenerative Medicine held its first Research Retreat on May 19 at Mountain Lake Lodge in nearby Giles County. Nearly 40 IGEP students from the Colleges of Engineering, Business, and Veterinary Medicine attended, including representatives from the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg. The aim of the retreat was to foster expanded […]

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: http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2013/nanotechnology-could-help-fight-diabetes-0516 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 […]