Digitmold
A long-term goal of regenerative medicine is to engineer replacement digits and limbs. Scientist at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine are currently working on the component parts -- here bone cells are seeded onto the scaffolds for finger bones.

The Military Health System conference will be held from Jan. 30 to
Feb. 2, 2012, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center at National Harbor, Md.

Sign up for Track J: Transforming Medical Science - Game Changing Research in the MHS, Responding to and Reducing the Impacts of Blast to our Warfighting Family.

This track is scheduled for Jan. 31 to Feb. 1.

Some of the sessions include exciting work in revolutionizing prosthetics and in regenerating human tissues, as well as cutting edge research in Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and an overview of the Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat Program.

Leading experts in the field who will discuss the exciting work include: Col. Harry Slife (USAMRMC), Lt. Col. Judy Buchanan (USAMRMC) , Col. Evan Renz (USAISR), Dean Kamen (DEKA), Mike McLoughlin (Johns Hopkins), Col. James Ficke (BAMC), Dr. Anthony Atala (Wake Forest), Dr. Joachim Kohn (Rutgers), Dr. Daniel Perl (USUHS), Stephen Cozza (USUHS); Col. Kris Peterson, (Madigan Army Medical Center); Maj. Rachel Foster (579th Medical Group, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling); Kirsten Woodward (BUMED) and Lt. Linda Havens (Fort Belvoir Medical Center)

For more information about the tracks, visit the MHS Conference Website http://www.health.mil/2012mhsconference.aspx

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