It’s not every day you get the chance to see firsthand some of the newest technologies transforming health care and society. Many scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine and Wake Forest University are on the frontlines of scientific discovery, developing innovative technologies that can improve health and further society.
Advances in personalized medicine allow doctors to select the most promising drugs for certain types of malignant tumors. But what if before initiating treatment, they could go a step further and use a mini-model of the human body to see how each patient’s actual tumor responds to the drugs and learn if and where the continue reading
Using a sophisticated, custom-designed 3D printer, regenerative medicine scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have proved that it is feasible to print living tissue structures to replace injured or diseased tissue in patients.
Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have developed a new technology to detect disease biomarkers in the form of nucleic acids, the building blocks of all living organisms.
Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found that a daily dose of beetroot juice significantly improved exercise endurance and blood pressure in elderly patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF).
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today announced the the creation of a Technology Development Program, a $15 million program to develop the ideas, discoveries and inventions of the faculty and staff of the Medical Center into life science technologies having the potential to benefit patients in the community and worldwide.
Wake Forest researchers, Sam Deadwyler, PhD, and Robert Hampson, PhD, along with Theodore Berger, PhD, from the University of Southern California, are featured in Next Big Future for their work in developing an artificial hippocampus, a brain prosthesis. The article, “Update on the leading edge of brain implant research and Kurzweil’s predictions for brain implants in twenty years,” continue reading
Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center report progress in their quest to build replacement kidneys in the lab. The teams’ goal is to make use of the more than 2,600 kidneys that are donated each year, but must be discarded due to abnormalities and other factors. The scientists aim to “recycle” these organs to continue reading
Postgraduate fellows in maternal-fetal medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are now practicing invasive procedures on a training device invented by a Wake Forest Baptist physician and designed and built by Forsyth Technical Community College students in collaboration with Wake Forest Innovations. While the patent-pending device, an ultrasound-guided invasive procedure trainer, was conceived for continue reading
New proof-of-concept research at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine suggests the potential for engineering replacement intestine tissue in the lab, a treatment that could be applied to infants born with a short bowel and adults having large pieces of gut removed due to cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. Lead researcher Khalil N Bitar, Ph.D., continue reading