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Regenerative Medicine

New method to boost supply of life-saving stem cells

NewMethodToBoostSupplyOfLifeSavingStemCells
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) have great potential in treating incurable cancers, autoimmune diseases and inherited blood disorders. However, just 1 in 2500 cells in the blood marrow are HSCs, a scarcity that limits their use in medical procedures

Tissue-engineered implants provide new hope for vocal injuries

iStock: A Purdue research team has tissue-engineered the component tissue replacements that support reconstruction of the larynx. (Stock image)
New technology may one day help patients who suffer devastating vocal injuries from surgery on the larynx. A collaborative team consisting of biomedical engineers and clinicians has tissue-engineered component tissue replacements that support reconstruction of the larynx