Scientists Prove Bioengineered Uteri Support Pregnancy
Researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) have helped rabbits have normal pregnancies and live births after their injured uteri were repaired using a method of tissue engineering with their own cells.
Mindfulness Meditation May Decrease Impact of Migraine
Researchers leading a clinical trial at Wake Forest Baptist Health showed that mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) may provide benefit to people with migraines, the second leading cause of disability worldwide.
Wake Forest Baptist Scientist Publishes Finding from NASA’s Twins Study
Research conducted by Jeffrey Willey, PhD, associate professor of radiation oncology, on aspects of the effects of spaceflight on the human body was published in November in the journal Cell.
Scientists Discover Link Between Nicotine and Breast Cancer Metastasis
While cigarette smoking’s link to cancer is well-known, the role of nicotine, a non-carcinogenic chemical found in tobacco, in breast-to-lung metastasis is an area where more research is needed.
Scientists Create Hybrid Tissue Construct for Cartilage Regeneration
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine scientists (WFIRM) have developed a method to bioprint a type of cartilage that could someday help restore knee function damaged by arthritis or injury.
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Research reported on in this publication was supported by the following grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH):
Scientists Prove Bioengineered Uteri Support Pregnancy: NIH grant T32-EB04836-05 and the State of North Carolina.
Scientists Discover Link Between Nicotine and Breast Cancer Metastasis: NIH grants R01CA173499, R01CA185650, R01CA205067, R37CA230451 and T32CA247819.
Scientists Create Hybrid Tissue Construct for Cartilage Regeneration: NIH grant 1P41EB023833-346 01 and Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology grants PTDC/BBB-ECT/2690/2014 and PTDC/EMD-EMD/31367/2017.