Rehabilitative exercise and spatially patterned nanofibrillar scaffolds enhance vascularization and innervation following volumetric muscle loss
AR3T Pilot Grant awardee Ngan Huang and colleagues at Stanford: combination of exercise + bioengineered scaffold key for improved vascularization & innervation following volumetric muscle loss.
Interview with Jarrod Call, PhD
AR3T interviewed Dr. Jarrod Call, Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology (Exercise Science Programs) at the University of Georgia and Regenerative Rehabilitation researcher. Read it here!
Science Image Competition
Participants in the first-ever Regenerative Rehabilitation Science Image Contest submitted striking visual representations that captured the essence of the scientific field of Regenerative Rehabilitation. Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh and AR3T, the Regenerative Rehabilitation Science Image Competition offered a unique opportunity to not only show off compelling science images but to also produce an award-winning, symbolic representation for this cutting-edge research field.
Regenerative Rehabilitation: Applied Biophysics Meets Stem Cell Therapeutics
Conference Report 6th Annual International Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation
Congratulations to the Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation 2017 Travel Award Winners!
ARᶟT Has a New Co-Director
Rehabilitation Following Regenerative Medicine Treatment Enhances Recovery
AR3T PI, Dr. Thomas Rando, and colleagues demonstrated that rehabilitation enhances recovery following a regenerative medicine treatment for volumetric muscle loss. Timing matters, though! Early exercise delayed regeneration in this study, proving the importance of regenerative rehabilitation research.
Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Study Stem Cell Therapies
The University of Pittsburgh’s Dr. Michael Modo, an AR3T researcher, is studying the use of MRI as a non-invasive way to study the in vivo biodistribution, migration and survival, and functional integration of stem cells.
University of Pittsburgh’s Rocky Tuan, Ph.D., Receives Research Award to Conduct Studies on International Space Station
AR3T researcher, Dr. Rocky Tuan, has received a research grant 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
Neural Stem Cell Therapy and Rehabilitation in the Central Nervous System: Emerging Partnerships
Appropriately timed sensory input and/or motor activity may augment central nervous system stem cell therapies. This review, by Heather Ross et al., discusses the limitations of current stem cell therapies and explains why a regenerative rehabilitation approach could improve outcomes following CNS injuries.
National Network for Rehabilitation Research
The Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource Network (MR3 Network) coordinates the activities of six rehabilitation research resource centers, including AR3T, that provide infrastructure and access to expertise, technologies, and resources to support clinical and translational research in medical rehabilitation across a wide range of disciplines and disease focus areas.
The Role of PTs in Regenerative Medicine
March, 2016 – NIH’s newly funded resource center, the Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training (AR3T) was highlighted in PT in Motion, a magazine that goes out to over 90,000 members
Physiospot: “Understanding Mechanobiology: Physical Therapists as a Force in Mechanotherapy and Musculoskeletal Regenerative Rehabilitation”
The Scientist: “Cellular Rehab”
Congratulations to the 2015 ACRM Awards Recipients
ARᶟT chosen as Grant of the Month
The Guardian: “Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?”
August, 2015- A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives.
Pitt Team Developing Technology to Allow Amputees to Feel with Prosthetic Limb, Improving Its Function
February, 2015 – Rehabilitation experts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine hope to one day give people with an arm amputation a prosthetic limb that not only moves like a natural one, but “feels” like it, too. They expect such sensation will improve dexterous control of the device and give users greater intuition about what they are doing with their prosthetic.