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Ep. 261: “Building Neuromuscular Tissues” Featuring Dr. Ritu Raman

By February 20, 2024No Comments

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Dr. Ritu Raman is the d’Arbeloff Career Development Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, where her lab uses robotics and tissue engineering to treat muscle loss. She talks about light-activated muscle graftsmagnetic microparticles to control forces exerted on cells, and strategies for science communication.

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The Stem Cell Science Round Up

Cell Therapy for COPD – Researchers conducted an early, open-label clinical trial of autologous P63+ lung progenitor cells for the treatment of patients with COPD.

Primary Hypoimmune Islets in Non-Human Primates – Hypoimmune pseudo-islets engraft and achieve insulin independence in a fully allogeneic monkey.

Modeling Proteinopathies in Neural Stem Cells – Scientists developed a model of neural networks to study ALS and frontotemporal lobar degeneration.

An Interactive Cardiomyocyte Exhibit – In a museum exhibit, visitors can synchronize live stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes’ beat rate to their own heartbeat in real time.

Image Courtesy of Dr. Ritu Raman

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