The results are detailed in the December 2007 issue of Biomaterials

The results are detailed in the December 2007 issue of Biomaterials, mark an important step in the effort to develop new medical therapies using stem cells. – We have a framework for stem cell culture that can be in the body at a controlled rate deteriorate, developed, said lead researcher Ravi Kane, professor of chemical and biological engineering . With this level of control we can promote the growth of stem cells in the scaffold and direct when and where we should be released into the body. .

Kane and his staff, which includes the author of the paper and former Rensselaer student Randolph Ashton, created the device from a material known as alginate. Kane carbohydrate found naturally in brown seaweed. When mixed with calcium, alginate gels into a rigid, three-dimensional mesh structure.

Laws, revising the U.S. Health care system could accept a back seat to another issues for the next government, former Majority Leader of of the House Dick Gephardt on Thursday said at an public health policy Forums CQ HealthBeat report. Forum sponsored by Partnership to chronic diseases and Emory Institute of Advanced fighting policy responses.