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Guillermo Ameer elected as a 2018 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

November 2018   Three Northwestern University faculty members have been elected 2018 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. Guillermo Ameer, Jian Cao and Frederic Rasio have been recognized for their distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. They will be honored on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Honors: Guillermo Ameer presented the Key to Panama City

October 2018   Northwestern Engineering’s Guillermo Ameer, a pioneer in the field of regenerative engineering, was presented the Key to Panama City, Panama, by Vice Mayor Raisa Banfield last week. The event was covered by Telemetro, a national Spanish-language television network based in Panama City.

Guillermo Ameer awarded EFRI grant for Chromatin Engineering Research

September 2018   Professor Guillermo Ameer, Daniel Hale Williams Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery and director of the Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering (CARE), has been awarded an EFRI grant from the NSF for his research studying chromatin as it relates to regenerative engineering. Ameer said, “New knowledge on how we regulate chromatin structure could help create new strategies for tissue regeneration. The EFRI grant that was awarded through CARE will enable us to study how to prevent further scarring in the heart after a heart attack and possibly how to promote the regeneration of healthy heart tissue.”

Shape-conforming Bandage Accelerates Healing in Diabetic Wounds

July 2018   For a person with diabetes, every wound is a potential health concern. Ignoring a cut or not treating it the right way can slow healing, lead to infection and, in the worst cases, result in amputation. A new liquid bandage that conforms to the shape of a wound may offer a solution. Developed by a Northwestern University team to treat hard-to-heal diabetic sores and wounds, the bandage leverages the body's own healing mechanisms, rather than releasing drugs or biologics. Once applied and exposed to body temperature, the liquid rapidly solidifies into a gel, ensuring that it fills the space of the wound and stays put.

Regenerative Bandage Accelerates Healing in Diabetic Wounds

June 2018   Shape-conforming hydrogel leverages the body’s own healing mechanisms rather than releasing drugs or biologics

Regeneration Revolution

June 2018   Guillermo Ameer positions Northwestern for leadership in regenerative engineering.

New Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering Launches

May 2018   At its inaugural event, the center highlighted its collaborative mindset and enterprising mission

Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting & Exposition

April 2018   The Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering (CARE) sponsored this year's Society For Biomaterials Annual Meeting & Exposition April 11-14, 2018 which was held in Atlanta Georgia

Ameer elected to AIMBE Board of Directors

April 2018   Guillermo Ameer has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering

A Revolution in Regeneration

December 2017   How nanotechnology is redefining traditional stem cell therapies — and potentially eliminating the need for surgery

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