Ignoring the Role of Animals in Medicine is Shortsighted

Today we have a guest post from Dr. Todd McAllister, CEO of Cytograft Tissue Engineering Inc. and Co-Director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at the St. Joseph’s Translational Research Institute in Atlanta. Below, Dr. McAllister explains how animal research is vital to the pioneering research that his company does. After nearly 15 years of … Continue reading Ignoring the Role of Animals in Medicine is Shortsighted

Mending a Broken Heart

An interesting item in the news today about research on repairing the damage to the heart caused by a heart attack. The report in PNAS can be read by those with a subscription at: While there have been several attempts to bioengineer cardiac tissue for transplant  in vitro using starting from cells seeded onto a scaffold, … Continue reading Mending a Broken Heart