Join over 8 million users and learn about how stem cells are being used in the laboratory and in the hospital. The National Center for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM) at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine teamed up with Edheads, a provider of online education tools, to launch 3 web-based education modules about stem cells. The modules, based on real clinical trials, are geared toward high school students and designed to enhance classroom curriculum. They offer a highly innovative and interactive learning experience to demonstrate the nature of stem cells and their importance in medicine and the development of new therapies.
The Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine is a multi-institutional center composed of investigators from Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, the Cleveland Clinic, Athersys, Inc., and Ohio State University. Building on the 30 year history of adult stem cell research in northeast Ohio, the Center was created in 2003 with a $19.4 million award from the Ohio Third Frontier as a Wright Center of Innovation. An additional $8 million award in 2006 from the State of Ohio's Biomedical Research and Commercialization Program--and, in June 2009, a $5 million award from Ohio's Research Commercialization Program--further validated the Center's ability to achieve its mission to utilize human stem cell and tissue engineering technologies to treat human disease. In 2010, $1M was awarded to the NCRM by the OTF Biomedical Program (OTFBP) to advance the clinical treatment of spinal cord injury, and a $2.1M OTF Wright Program Project (WPP) award was made to create a consortium of quantitative analysis imaging systems for stem cells
The Center is providing a comprehensive and coordinated "bench to bedside" approach to regenerative medicine, including basic and clinical research programs, biomedical and tissue engineering programs, and the development and administration of new therapies to patients. Center members gain access to an impressive breadth of adult and pluripotent stem cell types including:
There are also over 40 core facilities located on the Case, Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals Case Medical Center campuses to support Center members. Leveraging its investigators' exceptional track records in stem cell, tissue engineering and "first in the nation" stem cell clinical trials, the Center is promoting cutting-edge research which is translating into clinical and commercial applications. Current clinical applications being investigated include heart disease, adult stem cell transplantation, cancer, genetic disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
The Mission of the Center is to utilize adult and pluripotent human stem cells and tissue engineering technology to treat human disease.
The Vision of the Center is to rapidly translate cutting-edge stem cell and tissue engineering laboratory research into the clinic and commercial arenas to replace and repair diseased tissues and organs.
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