Helping stem cells help the body to heal itself
Jennifer Elisseeff, an associate professor in BME, was one of the speakers at the 2009 World Stem Cell Summit in Baltimore. Elisseeff described how she and her colleagues have guided stem cells to patch up patients’ damaged and deteriorating knee cartilage. They are also working to perfect technologies that will enable stem cells to reconstruct fat and muscle lost to surgery or trauma, and are testing a sort of contact lens that can guide the patient’s own stem cells to rebuild a damaged cornea.
See what Dr. Elisseeff and her lab have been working on and what it could mean for patients in this Baltoimore sun article.