AR3T PI, Dr. Thomas Rando, and colleagues demonstrated that rehabilitation enhances recovery following a regenerative medicine treatment for volumetric muscle loss. Timing matters, though! Early exercise delayed regeneration in this study, proving the importance of regenerative rehabilitation research.
Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT, from the University of Pittsburgh, joins Thomas Rando, MD, PhD, from Stanford University, as co-Principal Investigator of AR3T. Congratulations, Dr. Ambrosio!
The University of Pittsburgh’s Dr. Michael Modo, an AR3T researcher, is studying the use of MRI as a non-invasive way to study the in vivo biodistribution, migration and survival, and functional integration of stem cells.
Appropriately timed sensory input and/or motor activity may augment central nervous system stem cell therapies. This review, by Heather Ross et al., discusses the limitations of current stem cell therapies and explains why a regenerative rehabilitation approach could improve outcomes following CNS injuries.
AR3T researcher, Dr. Rocky Tuan, has received a research grant to continue his stem cell research aboard the International Space Station, a project that is expected to facilitate research on 3D models of skeletal tissues and to further understanding of osteoporosis and other degenerative conditions
The Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource Network (MR3 Network) coordinates the activities of six rehabilitation research resource centers, including AR3T, that provide infrastructure and access to expertise, technologies, and resources to support clinical and translational research in medical rehabilitation across a wide range of disciplines and disease focus areas
March, 2016 -AR3T was just highlighted in the PT in Motion magazine, a magazine that goes out to over 90,000 members
January, 2016 - Achieving functional restoration of diseased or injured tissues is the ultimate goal of both regenerative medicine approaches and physical therapy interventions.
December, 2015 - Physical therapy and exercise are critical to the success of cell therapies approaching the clinic.
The Awards Committee, chaired by Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, is pleased to announce the 2015 recipients of the seven prestigious ACRM awards.
September, 2015 - The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine selects the Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training (AR3T) as the grant of the month
August, 2015 - A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives
February, 2015 - Rehabilitation experts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine hope to one day give people with an arm amputation a prosthetic limb that not only moves like a natural one, but "feels" like it, too. They expect such sensation will improve dexterous control of the device and give users greater intuition about what they are doing with their prosthetic.