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September 18, 2014

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9:19 PM | The Bionic Pancreas: How A Son’s Illness Inspired His Father to Revolutionize Diabetes Care
Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States today, with 29 million Americans currently living with the disease. Of those 29 million, the majority suffer from Type 2 diabetes which, in most cases, is caused by a combination of poor diet and lack of exercise of long periods of time. But while Type 2 diabetes can be almost completely reversed by improving your eating and lifestyle habits, Type 1 diabetes (which affects 3 million Americans) is a chronic

September 17, 2014

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1:28 PM | Builders and Blocks – Engineering Blood Vessels with Stem Cells
Back in 2001, when we first began studying how regenerative cells (stem cells or more mature progenitor cells) enhance blood vessel growth, our group as well as many of our colleagues focused on one specific type of blood vessel: arteries. Arteries are responsible for supplying oxygen to all organs and tissues of the body and arteries are more likely to develop gradual plaque build-up (atherosclerosis) than veins or networks of smaller blood vessels (capillaries). Once the amount of plaque […]

Paul JD, Coulombe KL, Toth PT, Zhang Y, Marsboom G, Bindokas VP, Smith DW, Murry CE & Rehman J (2013). SLIT3-ROBO4 activation promotes vascular network formation in human engineered tissue and angiogenesis in vivo., Journal of molecular and cellular cardiology, 64 124-31. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24090675

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