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

A new FDA-approved device for post-stroke rehabilitation is now available to patients at Jefferson Health

Newswise – Philadelphia – Stroke affects nearly 14 million people all over the world annually, and it can often lead to loss of mobility. Patients can regain some function with intensive rehabilitation treatment for the first few months after a stroke, but this recovery is often plateauing and leaves patients with a “new normal”. To … 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

Neuropilin 2 has been identified as a novel regulator of distal colon smooth muscle movement

Colon motility disorders, especially problems associated with constipation and diarrhea, are common in adults and children, significantly affecting quality of life. New study in American Journal of Pathology, published by Elsevier, identifies neuropilin 2 (NRP2) as a new regulator of distal colon smooth muscle movement. Their ability to regulate cytoskeletal tone and to restrict abnormal … Read more