Making Muscle: Tissue Engineering in MUSC's Department of Surgery

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Samir Fakhry, M.D., Chief of MUSC's Division of General Surgery, and Michael Yost, PhD, Associate Chair of Research in MUSC's Department of Surgery, discuss the promise of engineered tissues for the treatment of surgical and trauma patients. Engineered tissue can instruct the body to regenerate native tissue instead of generating scar, improving cosmetic and functional outcomes. Bioprinters, 3D printers for living tissue, will help realize the promise of engineered tissue for clinical care.k

Congenital Heart Defects: Could the Developing Heart Hold the Key to New Therapies?

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Andrew M. Atz, M.D., Chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at MUSC's Children's Hospital, and Kyu-Ho Lee, M.D., PhD, a developmental biologist at MUSC's Cardiovascular Developmental Biology Center, discuss how better understanding the gene signaling involved in the embryonic development of the heart could lead to new adjunctive therapies for congenital heart defects. Learn more about Dr. Lee's work in the November 2013 issue of Progressnotes at MUSChealth.com/progressnotes

Kelly Matzen at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Kelly Matzen, OXITEC, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 19, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Cameron Coates at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Cameron Coates, UC San Diego, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 19, 2014

Anne Osbourn at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Anne Osbourn, John Innes Centre, UK, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 19, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Masaru Nobu at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Masaru Nobu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, speaking at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 19, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.