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For the first time, researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have identified a human lung stem cell that is self-renewing and capable of forming and integrating multiple biological structures of the lung including bronchioles, alveoli and pulmonary vessels. This research is published in the May 12, 2011 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
“This research describes, for the first time, a true human lung stem cell. The discovery of this stem cell has the potential to offer those who suffer from chronic lung diseases a totally novel treatment option by regenerating or repairing damaged areas of the lung,” said Piero Anversa, MD, director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and corresponding author.
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This is a new 4-year Structured PhD Programme in Biomedical Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, which will be delivered by a core partnership of institutions: National University of Ireland Galway (Administrative Coordinator), University of Limerick and University College Cork, linked with a wider consortium of partner institutions nationally and internationally, including: Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Sligo, University of Ulster, Queen’s University Belfast, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, University of Pittsburgh, USA, Duke University, USA, Rice University, USA, Mayo Clinic, USA, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, Georgia Tech Ireland, and the Irish Medical Devices Association (IMDA). BMERM combines a PhD research project with a unique didactic and experiential learning programme, resulting in an unparalleled learning experience for the student in terms of its combination of world-class research and focused clinical and industrial interaction, the latter facilitated by the direct involvement of IMDA with its membership of over 100 medical technology companies in Ireland.
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Department of Bioengineering
Temple University’s College of Engineering is forming a new department of Bioengineering and searching for outstanding individuals to occupy faculty positions in the department and college. Department growth will be accommodated in state-of-the-art facilities located in the new research tower immediately adjacent to the present Engineering building. This development is coupled with aggressive hiring in all departments in the College.
Although candidates in all traditional Bioengineering areas are welcome to apply, we are particularly interested in leveraging existing strengths in Engineering, Medicine, and the Basic Sciences. Accordingly, individuals with backgrounds in Cardiovascular research, Regenerative Medicine, Targeted Drug Delivery, and Biomaterials are particularly encouraged to apply.