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Tissue engineering methods earn funding to heal little hearts
Date:2/18/2011

led analysis and rationally designed experiments bring a unique approach to the study and treatment of congenital heart disease," said Charles D. Fraser Jr., M.D., surgeon-in-chief and chief of congenital heart surgery at Texas Children's Hospital and professor of surgery at BCM. "Because the regenerative cardiac therapies developed in his lab are grown from amniotic fluid-derived stem cells, they are genetically identical to the child and have potential to grow with the patient with minimal immune response."

Jacot's CAREER Award also includes an interactive exhibition and outreach program for elementary, middle and high school students to be developed in cooperation with the John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science (MMHM) in Houston. The educational component, which is intended to inspire and help guide the next generation of scientists and engineers, includes field trips and teacher workshops, as well as lectures and problem-based curriculum in systems physiology at Rice.


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Contact: Carol Wittman
cmwittma@texaschildrens.org
832-824-2040
Texas Children's Hospital
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