Fellow Members of The Regenerative Bioscience Center are Making Moves!

A fellow research team from the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center has found that a compound molecule used for drug delivery of insulin could be used to treat glioblastoma, an aggressive, usually fatal form of brain cancer. Read more here!

UGA Researchers Use Pig Brains to Delve Into Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, CTE

In the animal kingdom, pigs sometimes get a bad rap. We frequently use insults such as “filthy as a pig” in our daily conversations. But, perhaps we should change this to “helpful as a pig,” as pigs might play a critical role in helping to research Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). University of Georgia Regenerative Bioscience Center researchers Franklin West and Qun Zhao join the program to discuss their work with Chris Shupe. https://www.wuga.org/post/athens-news-matters-uga-researchers-use-pig-brains-delve-alzheimers-parkinsons-cte#stream/0

Pigs help scientists understand human brain

Using resting state fMRI, an imaging method normally reserved for humans to analyze brain activity in live agricultural swine models, we have discovered that pig brains are even better platforms than previously thought for the study of human neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Check out the story here!

Congratulations, Dr. West!

Dr. West was awarded the Young Alumni Achiever award by the UGA CAES Alumni Association!

Not One, But Two?!

Dr. Holly Kinder and Dr. Emily Baker published not one, but two papers in the Journal of Neurotrauma. Read their publications, “Controlled cortical impact leads to cognitive and motor function deficits that correspond to cellular pathology in a piglet traumatic brain injury model.” and “Traumatic Brain Injury Results in Dynamic Brain Structure Changes Leading to Acute and Chronic Motor Function Deficits in a Pediatric Piglet Model.” by following the links below. Congratulations, Holly and Emily!https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31084390