Biological treatment of IBD patients through the Financial Assistance Program can have superior results

A study conducted by researchers at UT Southwestern University found that patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who needed treatment with biological therapies and enrolled in a financial assistance program were less likely to need surgery after starting treatment compared to those not enrolled in the program. There are gaps in IBD care. Our project … Read more

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine creates a STEM-focused master’s program

The RegenMed Hub in downtown Winston-Salem now features a new master’s degree program Focuses on educating future generations of STEM professionals and business leaders in the field of regenerative medicine. The program represents a collaboration between Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the university’s Institute of Regenerative Medicine within the Innovation Quarter. STEM stands … Read more

Researchers join forces to ‘map’ identified differences in more than 25 key heart disease genes

One in 100 people has genetic variations that can cause life-threatening heart disease, including high cholesterol (lipid disorders), heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy), and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). However, the functional impact of most of these cardiovascular genetic variants -; whether it disrupts normal function or is harmless -; unknown. This is about to change. Researchers … Read more