Friday, December 17, 2010

SciTech Lecture Series: January 26th, 2011

Forsyth Tech Community College and the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce present in celebration of Forsyth Tech's 50th Anniversary, the SciTech Lecture Series.

Dr. Anthony Atala of Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine will speak on: "Regenerative Medicine: New Approaches to Healthcare".
This lecture is free and open to the public and will be held on Forsyth Tech's Main Campus in the Ardmore Auditorium at 4 P.M., January 26th, 2011.

Hear scientists, researchers and industry thought leaders explore how science and technology are combining to change our world.

For further information please contact Mona Cofer or call her at 336.734.7205.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

From Bladders to Bowels... Newsweek Notes the Potential of Regenerative Medicine

In "The Race to Grow New Organs" Newsweek magazine talks about recent progress in the field growing new organs and mentions Anthony Atala and Wake Forest's Insitute of Regenerative Medicine.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wake Forest gets $2.2 million DOD grant

Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have received a four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Defense worth $2.24 million to study the use of keratin gel in the regeneration of damaged nerves in the hands, arms and feet.

The gel was invented at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at WFUBMC, and has been shown to promote the growth of severed nerves. The gel is a biomaterial derived from human hair.

Read more here.

Targacept CEO to ring NASDAQ bell

Targacept CEO Don deBethizy will ring the closing bell for the NASDAQ stock exchange on Thursday.

DeBethizy will be in New York to visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square, where the stock exchange has its well-known 7-story electronic display and broadcast studio.

Read more here.