Spotlight on Sjögren’s Syndrome

Spotlight on Sjögren’s Syndrome

Sjögren’s (“SHOW-grins”) syndrome is one of the most common autoimmune diseases, affecting more than 4,000,000 people in the US, most of them women. This complex, systemic disorder can cause multiple organ dysfunctions and symptoms including dry mouth, dry eyes, fatigue, and painful joints that severely affect quality of life. Now, two interdisciplinary teams funded by C-DOCTOR are making strides towards restoring salivary gland function in patients with Sjögren’s and other causes of xerostomia (dry mouth).

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C-DOCTOR issues first Request for Proposals

In June, C-DOCTOR distributed a Request for Pre-proposals to universities and professional organizations worldwide, seeking to identify Interdisciplinary Translational Project (ITP) teams with promising tissue engineering/regenerative medicine technologies. We received 48 submissions from academic researchers and companies, of which 28 were selected to submit full proposals for review by C-DOCTOR clinical, subject area, and industry […]

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C-DOCTOR to receive $12 million NIDCR cooperative agreement

The National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Institutes of Health announced Tuesday that the California-based Center for Dental, Oral & Craniofacial Tissue & Organ Regeneration (C-DOCTOR) will be awarded $12 million over the next three years through a cooperative agreement as one of two resource centers comprising the NIDCR’s Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial […]

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New publication

A new large animal study from the Chai Lab at USC has been accepted by Stem Cells & Development. This publication describes the regenerative potential of cranial sutures in calvarial bone injury in swine. Park S, Zhao H, Urata M, Chai Y. (2016) Sutures possess strong regenerative capacity for calvarial bone injury. Stem Cells and Development. Accepted.

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Thank you to participants

Thank you to everyone from NorCal and SoCal who attended our latest planning meeting at UCSF’s Mission Bay complex. We are all very excited about the vision we all share for the mission and governance of the C-DOCTOR as we move forward in our collaboration.

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C-DOCTOR launched

Our vision is to assemble a comprehensive and dynamic team of clinicians, research scientists, biostatisticians, regulatory scientists, and pre-clinical/clinical trial experts to enable the development and clinical implementation of innovative approaches for dental, oral, and craniofacial tissue regeneration. Read more about C-DOCTOR here

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