Dr. Steve Stice

Brain Glue

Nov 27, 2017

I’m the brain, you’re glue - whatever happens to me… can be healed by you? For individuals with traumatic brain injuries, the outcome is often dire. In these instances, the brain needs to replenish itself - not only its neurons, but also the substance that surrounds the neurons and  holds them in place. Enter brain glue! In this segment, catch the Director of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center, Dr. Steve Stice, discuss the center’s collaboration with Emory that sealed the deal on brain glue - a possible treatment for traumatic brain injuries.

New Consortium for Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT)

Nov 13, 2017

Often, two heads are better than one. This is certainly the case when developing advanced cell therapies for heart disease, childhood leukemia, and cancer. In this segment, host April Sorrow interviews Dr. Steve Stice, director of UGA’s Regenerative Bioscience Center, to learn more about how universities are collaborating with UGA to push stem cell research forward as a part of the NSF-funded Bioscience Research Consortium.

Stroke Research

Nov 7, 2017

Face Drooping, Arm Weakness, Speech Difficulty - it’s Time to call 911. FAST - this is the acronym taught to help people identify someone experiencing a stroke. 140,000 people die of Stroke in the U.S. every year, and reacting fast is key to patient survival and recovery.  Dr. Steve Stice, Director of the UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center, discusses the limitations of current stroke therapies and exciting research being conducted to find better therapeutics for stroke patients.

Toxic Testing

Jun 9, 2015
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We are bombarded by thousands of chemicals every year. The Environmental Protection Agency tests these chemicals to determine if they have detrimental effects, but many go untested. Dr. Steve Stice wants to make it faster and easier to test these so we can understand if and how these chemicals contribute to diseases. Dr. Stice is a Georgia Research Eminent Scholar and Professor of Animal and Dairy Science in UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Fracture Putty

May 31, 2015
http://www.georgiahealthnews.com/2014/11/saving-soldiers-limbs-uga-researchers-promise-bone-putty/

The Department of Defense wanted to create healing putty that can be injected into broken bones on a battlefield. Dr. Steve Stice and the Regenerative Bioscience Center answered the call and have come pretty close. Through a painstaking process, they extract and genetically engineer an animal’s own stem cells to overproduce healing proteins, mix it in gel, and can inject it back into the animal as fracture putty that can accelerate healing. This has the potential for widespread use, from soldier’s skull fractures to elderly falls.

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