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Medical Engineering Science Amniotic Stem Cells Demonstrate Healing Potential

Rice University and Texas Children’s Hospital scientists are using stem cells from amniotic fluid to promote the growth of robust, functional blood vessels in healing hydrogels.

The lab of bioengineer Jeffrey Jacot combined versatile amniotic stem cells with injectable hydrogels used as scaffolds in regenerative medicine and proved they enhance the development of vessels needed to bring blood to new tissue and carry waste products away. Read more about the results of these experiments using amniotic stem cells…

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Medical Engineering Science Education Dr. Gregory L. Fenves Named Sole Finalist for Presidency of The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas System Board of Regents named The University of Texas at Austin Provost and TAMEST Member Dr. Gregory L. Fenves as the sole finalist for presidency of The University of Texas at Austin. The regents voted to select Fenves at a special board meeting on Friday, March 27, 2015.

Before coming to UT Austin, Fenves, 58, served as chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was on the faculty for more than 20 years. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Cornell and his doctorate at UC Berkeley. He began his career as an assistant professor in civil engineering at UT Austin from 1984-87. Read more about Dr. Gregory L. Fenves…

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