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UGA’s Regenerative Bioscience Center welcomes three new faculty

Ten years ago with only a handful of researchers, the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center made a commitment to advancing regenerative medicine in the Southeast. Today, they're answering the challenge through studies that range from traumatic brain injury to bone regeneration to the development of the first-of-its-kind swine stroke model....read more

Lohitash Karumbaiah

Lohitash Karumbaiah, offering hope to paraplegic individuals

Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs), as noted by Dr. Lohitash Karumbaiah, offer significant hope to tetraplegic and paraplegic individuals. "These systems aim at helping individuals with motor disabilities by providing them the ability to control devices such as wheelchairs and computers, using their brain activity only," said Karumbaiah...read more

  • Jun Wu Forum
  • Nanning China
  • Guangxi University

RBC Invited to Speak in Nanning China

UGA Regenerative Bioscience members, Franklin West and Steven Stice traveled on behalf of the Jun Wu Forum to Guangxi University in Nanning China as invited guest speakers. Dedicated to Jun Wu, a celebrated scientist and educator in China and first president of Guangxi University, the forum invites distinguished scientist worldwide, and is part of an ongoing collaboration between Guangxi and the University of Georgia...read more

Robin Webb Lab TV

Curious about how cells communicate

LabTV is a place on the web that finds dedicated young scientists, records them telling their life stories on video and then showcases them for students to see. LabTV videos will turn many of today’s medical scientists into role models that inspire millions of today’s students to consider becoming tomorrow’s heroes of medical research. Follow the story of Robin Webb and how she is part of giant effort to save the lives of people everywhere.....watch video

RBC/REM Retreat 2014

UGA to host regenerative engineering and medicine retreat

Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia Regenerative Bioscience Center along with the Regenerative Engineering and Medicine research center will hold their annual retreat Aug. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Georgia Museum of Art. Registration is required for the retreat, which is free and open to the public....

  • embryonic chicks
  • Stem Cells
  • Stem Cells

Which came first the Chicken or the gonad?

Franklin West, Yangqing Lu, and Steven Stice. Pluripotent avian stem cells provide a platform cell type to efficiently produce transgenic chickens for improving biomedical models and agricultural animals or to preserve endangered birds. The cover shows chicken fibroblast transduced with induced pluripotent stem cell genes...

"Think of mitochondria as a kind of powerhouse for the cell, generating the energy needed to grow and reproduce. This prodrug delivers cisplatin directly to the mitochondria in cancerous cells."

UGA researchers use nanoparticles to enhance chemotherapy

RBC researchers have developed a new formulation of cisplatin, a common chemotherapy drug, that significantly increases the drug's ability to target and destroy cancerous cells. Cisplatin may be used to treat a variety of cancers, but..

EPA

UGA Chemical Testing Could Impact Agriculture, Consumers

The University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center has been on the cutting edge of stem cell research over the past decade. And recently, they received a grant from the EPA to test more than 80,000 chemicals on human neuron cells. Damon Jones tells you why this project could be important to the agricultural industry and consumers....