Charlene Betourney

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Articles by Charlene Betourney

Mar. 3 2017

Stem cell treatment may restore vision to patients with damaged corneas

Researchers have developed a new way to identify and sort stem cells that may one day allow clinicians to restore vision to people with damaged corneas.

Jan. 27 2017

UGA joins initiative to advance biotech manufacturing in the U.S.

The University of Georgia is partnering in a biopharmaceutical innovation institute that aims to boost market production of cell-based therapies.

Oct. 19 2016

Neurodevelopmental model of Zika may provide rapid answers

A newly published study from researchers working in collaboration with the Regenerative Bioscience Center at the University of Georgia demonstrates fetal death and brain damage in early chick embryos similar to microcephaly-a rare birth defect linked to the Zika virus, now alarming health experts worldwide. 

Mar. 18 2016

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.

Aug. 5 2015

UGA’s Regenerative Bioscience Center collaborates in development of brain-friendly interfaces

Recent research published in the journal Microsystems & Nanoengineering could eventually change the way people living with prosthetics and spinal cord injury lead their lives.

Jun. 29 2015

Developing disease-resistant poultry may be solution for multiple virus issues

Poultry disease is an international issue, especially when there is an outbreak close to home. However, it's a particularly costly problem in developing countries.

Jun. 8 2015

Researchers identify unique marker on mom’s chromosomes in early embryo

Researchers in the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center are visually capturing the first process of chromosome alignment and separation at the beginning of mouse development. The findings could lead to answers to questions concerning the mechanisms leading to birth defects and chromosome instability in cancer cells.

Apr. 30 2015

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.

Apr. 22 2015

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.

Feb. 17 2015

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.

Dec. 2 2014

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.

Jul. 21 2014

UGA to host regenerative engineering and medicine retreat

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.

Jul. 17 2014

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.

Apr. 14 2014

Rapid toxicity test for household, industrial compounds in the works at UGA

Multiyear testing methods have left the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a list of 80,000 household and industrial compounds that need to be assessed to determine potential health risks.

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