Regenerative Medicine Research
At Houston Methodist, the Regenerative Medicine research program develops cell-based therapies to treat human diseases. The focus is on identifying ways in which stem cells can be used to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, heart disease and failure, bone and joint issues. myeloma and lymphoma, and vision loss from diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. Our investigators have expertise in bioengineering, computational biology, developmental biology, epigenetics and chromatin dynamics, progenitor and stem cell biology, telomere regulation, and the engineering of nanomaterials and tissue scaffolds.
Stem cells may ease urinary incontinence
Researchers are testing a treatment that uses stem cells to cure urinary incontinence. Learn More.
Reprogrammed cells grow into new blood vessels
By transforming human scar cells into blood vessel cells, scientists at Houston Methodist may have discovered a new way to repair damaged tissue. Learn More.
Accelerating bone regrowth with nano fracture putty
Houston Methodist researchers have developed a BioNanoScaffold designed to help treat severe bone injuries that could prevent countless amputations. Learn More.
REPROGRAMMING ADULT CELLS INTO INDUCED PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS
Houston Methodist researchers identify key factor required for reprogramming adult cells into induced pluripotent stem cells. Learn More.