For the first time in Austria, scientists took the stage in the (virtual) bar next door. Among them were Susanne Wolbank, co-director of LBI Trauma and Gregor Weisgrab from Aleksandr Ovsianikov’s team at TU Vienna.
On April 15 at 4:05 pm, Cluster members Susanne Wolbank, Stefan Nehrer and Francesco Moscato will be on air on Radiodoktor, a broadcast on the Austrian radio channel Ö1.
Andreas Traweger from PMU Salzburg, together with Minghao Zheng from The University of Western Australia and Jiang Qin at Nanjing University, helped identify the genetic marker in a large-scale project, now published in Science Translational Medicine.
The European Researchers’ Night is a mega-event that takes place every year in many European cities. Don’t miss out on Cluster members presenting their research on the online stage!
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Our objective is to better understand musculo-skeletal tissue regeneration to improve diagnostics and therapeutic measures in an entirely interdisciplinary and translational approach."
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from trauma to tissue regeneration...
from molecules to clinics...
Regeneration after trauma or injury is a fascinating and complex process. Some species are more capable of regenerating different body parts, tissues or organs while others possess only very limited regenerative abilities. Hydra for example, a freshwater polyp, can regenerate its entire body. Polyps are the early stage of what is commonly known as a jellyfish. After injuries, Hydra can rearrange its existing tissue which leads to a full regeneration of the lost parts.
We humans in contrast can only dream about regenerating whole body parts. Tissues or organs can to a certain extend be regenerated, but mammals and thus humans have bad regenerative capabilities compared to other animal groups. What is biologically possible and what can be supported by engineered materials is part of many research projects all over the world.