A Wall Street Journal article today profiles a former
PurdueUniversity scientist and his quest to make it big in the field of regenerative medicine. His discovery -- that a fine powder consisting of extracellular matrix harvested from pig bladders can be used to regenerate tissue -- has been recently supported by the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA’s long-term goal is to enable returning soldiers to regenerate lost limbs. Sound like science fiction? Apparently the budding fields of stem-cell research and tissue engineering know no bounds.