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Ke Cheng

Scientist in white lab coat in research lab.

Oct 31, 2019

Regenerative Medicine Visionary Cheng to Receive Endowed Professorship

Groundbreaking CVM regenerative medicine professor Ke Cheng to receive endowed professorship from the Terry Foundation. 

Monolayer dermal fibroblasts were cultured into spheroids, then exosomes were collected and delivered by a needle-free injector for skin aging treatment

Sep 19, 2019

Suntanner, Heal Thyself: Exosome Therapy May Enable Better Repair of Sun, Age-Damaged Skin

Heal the burn: New study from the CVM shows how your own skin cells may provide a more effective way to repair sun-damaged skin. 

Ke Cheng

Apr 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 therapies for… 

Scientist in white lab coat in research lab.

Jul 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 that… 

Scientist in white lab coat in research lab.

Apr 11, 2018

The Future of Medicine

Ke Cheng's research may hold the key to repairing damaged cardiac tissue... 

close up rendering of cardiac stem cells

Jan 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. 

3D rendering of stem cells in nanogel

Oct 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 Ke… 

illustration of stem cells

Jan 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... 

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Dec 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... 

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Jun 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...