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Regenerative Bioscience Center

Scientists at the University of Georgia's RBC are channeling Jurassic Park to save endangered species

Saving Tigers from Extinction

Less than four years ago, Franklin West and Steven Stice contacted Zoo Atlanta about the possibility of producing a bank of stem cells from two species in danger of extinction: the Sumatran tiger and the clouded leopard. Their biggest hurdle now is funding, and they're using UGA's new crowdfunding initiative, known as the GeorgiaFunder, to collect resources for their project: Donate Now

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Stem cells are a class of undifferentiated cells that are able to differentiate into specialized cell types. Simply put, Stem cells are remarkable cells that can develop into any type of cell. There are three classes of stem cells ... ►Read More
Stem cell therapy, also known as regenerative medicine, promotes the reparative response of diseased, dysfunctional or injured tissue using stem cells or their derivatives. It is the next ... ►Read More
A common misconception is that the cells can come from aborted fetuses, which is in fact not possible. As a matter of fact, despite the amount of public attention they get, embryonic stem cells are among the smallest group of ... ►Read More
A telephone survey was carried out annually from 2002 to 2010 (except 2009) by the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Roughly 1,000 US citizens (1,000-1,005) were polled on their opinion and support of stem cell research. An analysis of this data identified: ►Read More


neural recordings

RBC collaborates in development of brain-friendly interfaces

The collaboration, led by Wen Shen and Mark Allen of the University of Pennsylvania, found that the extracellular matrix derived electrodes adapted to the mechanical properties of brain tissue and were capable of acquiring neural recordings from the brain cortex. "Neural interface technology is literally mind boggling, considering that one might someday control a prosthetic limb with one's own thoughts," Karumbaiah said....►Read More

Endangered Species

RBC Marks 10th Anniversary

Today, under the direction of Steven Stice, a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the center has grown to almost 30 members...►Read More

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Did You Know? It's been 17 years since Steven Stice cloned the calves, Charlie and George. Now his researchers have applied the same technique to make embryonic stem cell lines from human skin cells.

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