Stem Cell Research
July 11, 2016 | Research News
Study shows new role for B-complex vitamins in promoting stem cell proliferation
Folates can stimulate stem cell proliferation independently of their role as vitamins, according to a collaborative study from the University of Georgia and Tufts University, which used an in vitro culture and animal model system in their findings.
March 18, 2016 | Research News
Researchers track neural stem cells by coloring chicken eggs from the inside
An overwhelming number of researchers still struggle within the black hole of the effectiveness and safety of stem cell therapy for neurological diseases. While the complexity of understanding how neurons grow, connect and function has long been studied, it remains a mystery, one that graduate student Forrest Goodfellow in the University of Georgia Regenerative Bioscience Center is helping unravel.
December 2, 2015 | General News
UGA’s new Center for Molecular Medicine celebrated with groundbreaking
The University of Georgia broke ground Dec. 1 on the Center for Molecular Medicine, a 43,000-square-foot facility that will continue to advance UGA's efforts in human health research.
April 30, 2015 | Research News
UGA training pig skin for neural development
A pig's skin cells may hold the key to new treatments and cures for devastating human neurological diseases. Researchers from the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center have discovered a process of turning pig induced pluripotent stem cells into induced neural stem cells.
April 22, 2015 | Research News
UGA researcher works to build ‘missing’ bone for children suffering from HPP
The University of Georgia's Luke Mortensen holds up an X-ray image showing an infant's hand, but without bones. The next image is a child's chest, revealing no ribs. The images represent what parents might see if they have a child suffering from hypophosphatasia. Mortensen, an assistant professor in the Regenerative Bioscience Center, will research therapies to grow these missing bones.
February 17, 2015 | Research News
UGA’s Regenerative Bioscience Center marks 10 years of research
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.
December 2, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers work to develop stem cell bank for Sumatran tiger, clouded leopard
Less than four years ago, the University of Georgia's Franklin West, an assistant professor, and Steven Stice, director of the Regenerative Bioscience Center, contacted Zoo Atlanta about the possibility of producing a bank of stem cells from two species in danger of extinction: the Sumatran tiger and the clouded leopard.
July 17, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center to host lecture on cellular therapies
The University of Georgia Regenerative Bioscience Center will host a lecture by Emory University's Ian Copland July 30 at noon in Room 175 of the Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences as part of the center's continuing support in building a stronger regenerative medicine community in Georgia.
June 17, 2014 | Research News
UGA veterinary surgeons use feline adult stem cells in kidney transplant
Veterinary surgeons in the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital successfully performed a kidney transplant in a domestic cat and used stem cells harvested from the patient to optimize the cat's acceptance of the new kidney.
December 16, 2013 | Research News
UGA stem cell research uncovers importance of cell cycle
One of the biggest problems in stem cell research may not be a problem at all. Scientists have worried for years that stem cells grown in their labs were made up of many different kinds of cells, making them useless for stem cell therapies, but new research from the University of Georgia suggests they're not different cells, some are just more mature than others.
September 6, 2013 | Research News
UGA Center receives $10.4 million grant renewal for glycobiology research
Researchers at the University of Georgia have received a five-year, $10.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support the National Center for Biomedical Glycomics, a consortium of UGA faculty and staff working to develop new technologies for the analysis of glycans.
December 6, 2012 | Research News
UGA scientists test new toxicant detection tool, links to abnormal fetal development
For more than 40 years, Bisphenol A, more commonly known as BPA, was used in everything from plastic baby bottles and the lining of metal food containers to dental sealants. When scientists began seeing a connection between BPA and abnormal sperm and egg development, it set off worldwide public health concerns.
March 1, 2012 | Research News
UGA study reveals basic molecular ‘wiring’ of stem cells
Despite the promise associated with the therapeutic use of human stem cells, a complete understanding of the mechanisms that control the fundamental question of whether a stem cell becomes a specific cell type within the body or remains a stem cell has-until now-eluded scientists.
February 3, 2012 | Research News
UGA discovery uses ‘fracture putty’ to repair broken bone in days
Broken bones in humans and animals are painful and often take months to heal. Studies conducted in part by University of Georgia Regenerative Bioscience Center researchers show promise to significantly shorten the healing time and revolutionize the course of fracture treatment.
January 13, 2012 | Honors & Awards
UGA researcher named emerging scholar by Diverse magazine