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'Holy Grail' of Tissue Repair
June 2012. A University of Dayton bioengineering lab has advanced the search for the "holy grail" of tissue repair with a new design of carbon-based scaffolds that promote faster healing and offer greater function of injured tissue. Read the UD News article >>Top
The Mighty Fruit Fly
February 2012. As a high school student in Columbus, Ohio, Andrew Steffensmeier volunteered in a nursing home, where he witnessed the toll of Alzheimer's on the elderly. Next week, the sophomore University of Dayton pre-med major travels to Chicago to present scientific findings about cell death in the eye of a fruit fly. The research, conducted under the guidance of assistant professor of biology Amit Singh, may hold the secret to early detection and treatment of Alzheimer's. Read the UD News article >>Top
Social Networks in our DNA
January 2012. Sharing on social networks has become a part of everyday life — and it may even be part of our DNA, according to a University of Dayton biologist. The National Science Foundation this month awarded University of Dayton biology assistant professor Thomas Williams a three-year, $450,000 grant to study networks of genes and how these "social networks" evolve by establishing, changing or losing connections between them. Read the UD News article >>Top
Spotlight on STEM Women: Carissa Krane
December 2011. Dr. Krane has published over 20 peer-reviewed research articles in top-ranked journals in her field. She has presented her research at both national and international conferences, in addition to 20+ invited seminars. Read the WSU Leader article (www) >>Top
UD, Wright State study on treefrogs may aid humans
November 2011. Some treefrogs can freeze themselves to survive winter months, and researchers at the University of Dayton and Wright State University hope to hone in on that ability to use on human organs for transplant. Read the Dayton Business Journal article (www) >>Top
"Is it safe?"
December 2011. A University of Dayton biologist and materials engineer are taking a two-pronged approach to understanding the harmful effects of microscopic particles increasingly found in common products such as socks, sunscreen, cosmetics, surgical scalpels, tires and lithium batteries. Read the UD News article >>Top
November 2011. A frog with a remarkable ability to survive freezing temperatures may hold the key to giving human organs scheduled for transplant a longer shelf life. A team of University of Dayton and Wright State University researchers has developed an innovative method for understanding how Cope's gray treefrogs freeze themselves to survive the winter. Read the UD News article >>Top
"Fighting repeat cataracts"
June 2011. Researchers in the University of Dayton's Center for Tissue Regeneration and Engineering at Dayton (TREND) have taken another step in preventing repeated cataract surgeries. Secondary cataracts are major complications of cataract surgery, according to research published in the Journal of Molecular Vision. After the cataract is removed, some cataract-inducing cells remain in the material that holds the artificial lens in place. In many cases, these cells grow and cloud the artificial lens. Read the UD News article >>Top
"Cinderella of modern genetics"
August 2010. A University of Dayton biologist has received a prestigious National Institutes of Health grant to study the genetics of fruit flies in an effort to gain a greater understanding of how birth defects happen in eyes. Amit Singh will use the $218,250 two-year grant to "help unravel the genetic underpinnings" that are responsible for pediatric blindness, retinal diseases and other eye defects. Read the UD News article >>Top
"Trend, a Center of Excellence"
March 2010. The State of Ohio has once again named the University of Dayton as an Ohio Center of Excellence, this time in the field of biomedicine and health care. The University's Center for Tissue Regeneration and Engineering at Dayton (TREND) received the designation for its focus on understanding how damaged tissues and organs regenerate and how to harness this phenomenon to engineer or regrow new tissues. Read the UD News article >>Top
"Generating buzz about regeneration"
August 2009. A University of Dayton biologist has linked natural regeneration in the newt with recent discoveries about stem cells in humans, attracting national attention for his pursuit of the key to one of nature's mysteries: regrowing damaged tissue. Read the UD News article >>Top