Guldberg Meets with NIH Director 

The Georgia university research community welcomed Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Thursday, May 30, 2013.  On the heels of learning the specifics on how the sequestration will impact the NIH, Collins spent time with administrators and researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University, University of Georgia (UGA), and Morehouse School of Medicine. read full article.


Guldberg Attends White House Event Announcing New BRAIN Initiative

President Barack Obama today announced a major new commitment to fund research to map the activity of the human brain. The goal of this grand challenge project is to develop new technologies that reveal in real time how brain cells and neural circuits interact to process information. The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative will be launched with $100 million in the President's FY 2014 Budget. read full article


Institute Director at Georgia Tech Named Chairperson of NIH Study Section

Robert E. Guldberg, director of Georgia Tech’s Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB), has been appointed chairperson of the Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering Study Section in the Center for Scientific Review – part of the National Institutes of Health. read full article


Hold Your Forces: Mechanical Stress Can Help or Hinder Wound Healing Depending on Time of Application

A new study demonstrates that mechanical forces affect the growth and remodeling of blood vessels during tissue regeneration and wound healing. The forces diminish or enhance the vascularization process and tissue regeneration depending on when they are applied during the healing process.  read full article


Delivery Stem Cells Improves Repair of Major Bone Injury in Rats

A study published this week reinforces the potential value of stem cells in repairing major injuries involving the loss of bone structure. The study shows that delivering stem cells on a polymer scaffold to treat large areas of missing bone leads to improved bone formation and better mechanical properties compared to treatment with the scaffold alone. This type of therapeutic treatment could be a potential alternative to bone grafting operations - read full article

Bob Guldberg named as next Director of IBB

After the completion of a nationwide search, Dr. Robert Guldberg has been named the new director of The Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB) at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Guldberg, who currently serves as IBB associate director, will assume duties as director on November 1. - read full article

Center for Advanced Bioengineering for Soldier Survivability

There are 149,000 U.S. troops in Iraq today and many more in Afghanistan and other places around the globe. One of the key issues surrounding today’s troops is soldier survivability: the ability to not only protect soldiers from injury or death but to also dramatically improve the survival and rehabilitation of soldiers who are wounded. Combat casualty care begins at the front lines of battle and continues into rehabilitation. Current experiences in trauma care in Iraq and Afghanistan have highlighted some critical issues in combat care including the effectiveness and shelf life of blood products, the reduction of wound infections, and the reconstruction of bone, tissue and facial structures. - read full article