April 2, 2019
Cheng Inducted Into Prestigious Medical Institute’s College of Fellows
Ke Cheng, NC State College of Veterinary Medicine professor of regenerative medicine, has been inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Cheng, also a professor in NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill’s Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, was elected into AIMBE’s College of Fellows for “contributions to designing new biomaterials and targeted cell
July 29, 2018
Cheng Receives Grant for Heart Attack Repair Research
The American Heart Association has awarded a grant to NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s Ke Cheng for research into repairing damage caused by a heart attack. The $300,000 Transformational Project Award funds a three-year study from Cheng, the CVM’s professor of regenerative medicine, exploring heart failure’s impact of the reparative ability stem cells, information
April 11, 2018
The Future of Medicine
Ke Cheng's research may hold the key to repairing damaged cardiac tissue...
January 11, 2018
‘Decorated’ Stem Cells Could Offer Targeted Heart Repair
In a new pilot study using an animal model, North Carolina State University researcher Ke Cheng and his team show that “decorating” cardiac stem cells with platelet nanovesicles can increase the stem cells’ ability to find and remain at the site of heart attack injury and enhance their effectiveness in treatment.
October 25, 2017
Stuck on you: Nanogel capsule helps cardiac stem cells stay in place
Cardiac stem cell therapy is a promising treatment for damaged hearts. However, researchers are still working on two major issues with the therapy – how to keep the stem cells in place and how to prevent rejection when the stem cells are not from the patient’s own body. A new approach from NC State researcher
January 3, 2017
Synthetic Stem Cells Could Offer Therapeutic Benefits, Reduced Risks
Stem cell therapies work by promoting endogenous repair; that is, they aid damaged tissue in repairing itself by secreting “paracrine factors,” including proteins and genetic...
December 14, 2016
Cheng, Ghashghaei Selected as University Faculty Scholars
Launched in 2012, the annual University Faculty Scholars program honors “top early- and mid-career faculty who are pursuing research to solve society’s most pressing...
June 28, 2016
New Way Out: Researchers Show How Stem Cells Exit Bloodstream
This process, dubbed angiopellosis by the researchers, has implications for improving our understanding of not only intravenous stem cell therapies...
September 11, 2015
Spheroid Stem Cell Production Sows Hope for IPF Treatment
Instead of attempting to isolate and sort individual lung stem cells or genetically convert other types of cells into lung stem cells, Cheng used a multicellular spheroid method to harvest and grow them. A spheroid is a three-dimensional cellular structure that has...
March 12, 2015
Heart of the Matter: Veterinary Research and America’s Heart Disease Burden
From a comparative medicine standpoint, animals are critical for our understanding of cardiac diseases such as atherosclerosis, dilated cardiomyopathy, or congenital cardiac disorders. Dogs and cats are natural...