Imagine a world where you could heal a wound without scarring, where mind-degenerating disorders don’t exist, or where no one waits on a transplant list.  Can that be reality?

Medical advances have already proven to help you live longer, but what about the quality of your life? Sensory and neuronal-degenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatic diseases, osteoporosis, and others have become all too common in the aging population of industrial countries.

Injuries and trauma to the human body not only leave physical scarring but can also prohibit you from doing the things you enjoy. 

The population of diabetes patients continues to grow at an alarming rate.  Many patients will face serious complications such as heart disease, blindness, kidney damage, and lower-limb amputations. 

Regenerative Medicine has the potential to cure failing and impaired tissues, not just provide treatments.  Find out more about the medical advances of regenerative medicine.


We know that stem cells give rise to healthy, new tissues. But what if some stem cells go bad, and give rise to cancerous tissues? Find out about new ways to treat cancer that may stop it from ever coming back.
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In type 1 diabetes, the body attacks its own insulin-producing cells. Discovering how to stop the attack and replace the missing cells could be in the near future.
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Face and Jaw

Facial disfigurement from disease or trauma is much more than a cosmetic issue; it affects ones quality of life. Scientists are working on ways to regrow, jaw bones, teeth, and other tissues.
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Heart and Blood Vessels

Scientists are finding new ways to treat heart failure and to grow blood vessels in the lab.
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A device that incorporates living liver cells can take over the organ's function, helping to sustain patients as they recover from injury or infection, or await transplantation.
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A new way to add oxygen to blood that’s kinder to airways than traditional ventilators is being tested and will be used in the field by combat medical personnel and paramedics.
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Nervous System

Cells of the spinal cord and brain don't regrow well on their own once they've been damaged, leading to devastating losses of function. But regenerative medicine is working to change this.
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Injuries to bone, muscle, cartilage, and tendons have been studied for a long time, now learn how stem cells are being used to derive a better solution.
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Urinary Tract

Urinary incontinence is the number two reason why seniors move to long-term care homes. Regenerative medicine has a new way to restore control.
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Wound Healing

Until now, 80,000 American with diabetes faced limb amputation each year because of leg ulcers that wouldn't heal.
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Leading Research Centers
Many research centers around the world are addressing various regenerative medicine-based therapies. The following have substantial programs that offer in the long term new paradigms for treating many injuries, illnesses and diseases:
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Institute for Frontier Medical Science, Kyoto University
Georgia Tech & Emory Center for Regenerative Medicine
University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Carnegie Mellon University Biomedical Engineering

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