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Tag: Biomedical Engineering

The UNC study was published online in the journal Stem Cells.

April 4, 2013

For the first time, researchers isolate adult stem cells from human...

The accomplishment provides a much-needed resource for scientists eager to uncover the true mechanisms of human stem cell biology. It also enables them to explore new tactics to treat inflammatory bowel disease or to ameliorate the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, which often damage the gut.

Cell Biology, Research

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The testis is composed of many tubes called “seminiferous tubules.” The seminiferous tubule on the left is from a testis that was not treated with ultrasound while the tubule on the right is from a testis that was treated with ultrasound.

January 30, 2012

Sonicating sperm: The future of male contraception

UNC researchers find that modern ultrasound equipment normally used for physical therapy effectively reduced sperm counts in laboratory rats to levels far below what is normally seen in fertile men.

Fertility, Innovation, Research, Sexual Health

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The testis is composed of many tubes called “seminiferous tubules.” The seminiferous tubule on the left is from a testis that was not treated with ultrasound while the tubule on the right is from a testis that was treated with ultrasound.

May 10, 2010

UNC researchers receive $100,000 Grand Challenges Exploration Grant...

The grant will support an innovative global health research project conducted by James Tsuruta, PhD, and Paul Dayton, PhD, titled “Ultrasound as a long-term, reversible contraceptive.”

Grants, Research, Sexual Health

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