Scientists and clinicians from the University of Virginia recently published an article reviewing current challenges and possibilities in islet transplantations. In particular, the researchers examined the potential benefits of using scaffolding and encapsulation materials to improve the long-term function of transplanted islets.
The article, “Advances in Local Drug Release and Scaffolding Design to Enhance Cell Therapy for Diabetes,” was published in the Reviews edition of the journal Tissue Engineering. Its authors include UVA Chief of Transplant Surgery Dr. Kenneth Brayman and Daniel Bowers, who worked in Dr. Brayman’s laboratory at UVA. They collaborated with Dr. Edward Botchwey of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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