Apply for a Pilot Grant!
Initial submissions are due Nov. 4, 2016. AR3T is supporting pilot projects that propose creative, interdisciplinary research in the field of Regenerative Rehabilitation. Up to $150,000 will be distributed during the 2017 funding cycle.
The International Consortium on Regenerative Rehabilitation will host a pre-conference workshop at TERMIS-AM highlighting mechanobiological principles that guide the development of rehabilitation approaches, and how mechanical stimulation, via exercise, has the potential for enhancing functional outcomes of tissue engineering therapies. Join us in San Diego on Dec. 11, 2016, from 1-4 p.m. for this pre-conference workshop on “Regenerative Rehabilitation: Optimizing regenerative medicine outcomes through mechanotherapies”.
Dr. Rocky Tuan
The University of Pittsburgh’s Rocky Tuan, Ph.D., received a research award to continue his stem cell research aboard the International Space Station, a project that is expected to facilitate research on 3D models of skeletal tissues, and to further understanding of osteoporosis and other degenerative conditions.
Dr. Nathan LeBrasseur
Mayo Clinic researchers have developed an accurate way to measure GDF11, a growth factor that is linked to aging. Furthermore, in relation to AR3T’s specific focus, senior author and AR3T researcher, Dr. Nathan LeBrasseur, explained: “In the context of regenerative rehabilitation, GDF11 may serve as an indicator of biological age and help identify individuals that would benefit from prehabilitation and/or more robust postoperative rehabilitation to optimize outcomes. How pharmacological manipulation of GDF11 activity impacts rejuvenation of cardiac, skeletal muscle, and neurological tissues remains to be determined.”