Tissue Regeneration the Spotlight of BU Research Celebration

in Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Health & Medicine, News Releases
March 15th, 2011

Contact: Jackie Rubin, 617/638-4892 | jackier@bu.edu

(Boston) – Regenerative medicine offers hope to people who lose tissue and organ function to disease and injury. Dr. Matthew P. Hoffman looks for ways to regrow damaged adult salivary tissue, which can be harmed by diseases such as cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s, and HIV and certain drugs.

Dr. Hoffman will talk about his work in salivary tissue regeneration at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Science Day, a celebration free for anyone interested in innovative research.

Dr. Hoffman is chief of the Matrix and Morphogen¬esis Unit in the Laboratory of Cell and Developmental Biology at the National Institute of Dental and Cra¬niofacial Research at the National Institutes of Health.

GSDM students will present research from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 670 Albany Street. A vendor fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dental School, 100 East Newton Street. For more information, visit http://dentalschool.bu.edu/scienceday/.

The Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine will be the premier academic dental institution promoting excellence in dental education, research, oral health care, and community service to improve the overall health of the global population.

We will provide outstanding service to a diverse group of students, patients, faculty, staff, alumni, and healthcare professionals within our facilities, our community, and the world.

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The image shows the close association of the parasympathetic nerves (red) with the branching salivary gland epithelium (blue) during glandular development. The image is a projection of a stack of confocal images.<br />
Courtesy of Dr. Matthew P. Hoffman.
The image shows the close association of the parasympathetic nerves (red) with the branching salivary gland epithelium (blue) during glandular development. The image is a projection of a stack of confocal images.
Courtesy of Dr. Matthew P. Hoffman.

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