Christina Ross

Christina Ross
Wake Forest School of Medicine · Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Physics

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April 2013 - present
Wake Forest School of Medicine
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  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine's Institute for Regenerative Medicine
September 2009 - present
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Position
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine's Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Education
January 1992 - May 1997

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Today's medicine is in the midst of an undeniable crisis. Calls to reform healthcare are in the forefront of economic and political discussions worldwide. Economic pressures reduce the amount of time physicians can spend with patients contributing to burnout among medical staff and endangering the patient iatrogenically. Politicians are getting inv...
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In the treatment of bacterial infections, antibiotics have proven to be very effective, but the way in which antibiotics are dosed can create a lag time between the administration of the drug and its absorption at the site of insult. The time it takes an antibiotic to reach therapeutic levels can often be significantly increased if the vascular sys...
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Interest in magnetic field (MF) therapy has increased rapidly in recent years as research shows that this noninvasive, cost-effective modality might be safer than drugs and surgical procedures for reduction of inflammation. Inflammation is a signal-mediated response to tissue invasion by pathogens or toxins or to injury or physical stresses. The im...
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Human bone marrow stromal cells (hBMSCs, also known as bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells) are a population of progenitor cells that contain a subset of skeletal stem cells (hSSCs), able to recreate cartilage, bone, stroma that supports hematopoiesis and marrow adipocytes. As such, they have become an important resource in developing strate...
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During the cell communication process, endogenous and exogenous signaling affect normal as well as pathological developmental conditions. Exogenous influences such as extra-low-frequency electromagnetic field (EMF) have been shown to effect pain and inflammation by modulating G-protein receptors, down-regulating cyclooxygenase-2 activity, and affec...
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Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) is emerging as innovative treatment for regulation of inflammation, which could have significant effects on tissue regeneration. PEMF modulates inflammatory processes through the regulation of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine secretion during different stages of inflammatory response. Consistent outcomes in st...
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by chronic inflammation of synovium (synovitis), with inflammatory/immune cells and resident fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) acting as major players in the pathogenesis of this disease. The resulting inflammatory response poses considerable risks as loss of bone and cartila...
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Current practices in allopathic medicine measure different types of energy in the human body by using quantum field dynamics involved in nuclear medicine, radiology, and imaging diagnostics. Once diagnosed, current treatments revert to biochemistry instead of using biophysics therapies to treat the disturbances in subtle energies detected and used...
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Background Interest in the use of extremely low-frequency (ELF) electromagnetic field (EMF) for the treatment of pain and inflammation is increasing due to the ability of this promising therapy to compete with pharmaceuticals without the adverse effects caused by drugs. However, there continues to be concerns regarding cytotoxic and genotoxic effec...
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Osteoporosis affects half the population of people over 60 in developed countries. Various anabolic, anti-resorptive, hormone replacement therapies and bone grafting have been used to retain healthy bone mass and strength; however, they can produce serious adverse effects. To test alternative therapies to drugs, we evaluated the effect of FDA appro...
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The differentiation of human Bone-Marrow Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells (hBM-MSCs) is dependent on exposure to biophysical and biochemical stimuli that favor early and rapid activation of the in vivo tissue repair process [1]. Exposure to exogenous stimuli such as an electromagnetic field (EMF) can promote differentiation of hBM-MSCs via ion dynami...
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Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is typically the result of direct mechanical impact to the spine, leading to fracture and/or dislocation of the vertebrae along with damage to the surrounding soft tissues. Injury to the spinal cord results in disruption of axonal transmission of signals. This primary trauma causes secondary injuries that produce...
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Context • During cell-communication processes, endogenous and exogenous signaling affects normal and pathological developmental conditions. Exogenous influences, such as extra-low-frequency (ELF) electromagnetic fields (EMFs) have been shown to affect pain and inflammation by modulating G-protein coupling receptors (GPCRs), downregulating cyclooxyg...
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Oxygen generating biomaterials represent a new trend in regenerative medicine that aims to generate and supply oxygen at the site of requirement, to support tissue healing and regeneration. To enhance the healing of dermal wounds, we have developed a highly portable, in situ oxygen generating wound dressings that uses sodium percarbonate (SPO) and...
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Objectives: To evaluate the PSA in a large population of Brazilian men undergone to check up, and correlate the PSA cutoffs with prostate size and urinary symptoms. Materials and methods: This is a cross sectional study performed with men between 40 and 70 years undergone to check-up. All men were undergone to urological evaluation, digital rect...
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In 2012, about 16487 people received kidney transplants in the United States, whereas 95022 candidates were on the waiting list by the end of the year. Despite advances in renal transplant immunology, approximately 40% of recipients will die or lose graft within 10 years. The limitations of current therapies for renal failure have led researchers t...
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Purpose: To evaluate the morphological and histological changes induced by PGA scaffold seeded with autologous adipose or muscle derived stem cells implanted on rabbit bladder wall. Material and methods: Adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) were obtained from the inguinal fat of eight rabbits and muscle derived stem cells (MDSCs) from the anterior...
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In the United States, more than 2600 kidneys are discarded annually, from the total number of kidneys procured for transplant. We hypothesized that this organ pool may be used as a platform for renal bioengineering and regeneration research. We previously showed that decellularization of porcine kidneys yields renal extracellular matrix (ECM) scaff...
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The present review aims to illustrate the strategies that are being implemented to regenerate or bioengineer livers for clinical purposes. There are two general pathways to liver bioengineering and regeneration. The first consists of creating a supporting scaffold, either synthetically or by decellularization of human or animal organs, and seeding...
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Introduction: The most critical issue to organ transplantation is the identification of new sources of organs. The present manuscript illustrates the state-of-the-art regenerative medicine (RM) investigations aiming to manufacturing abdominal organs for transplant purposes. Areas covered: This manuscript focuses on research in the bioengineering...
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The aim of this feasibility study was to determine the effectiveness of a commercially manufactured magnetic field (MF) device as an adjunct to pharmaceuticals during acute phase inflammatory response. The goal was to determine if inflammatory response interleukins IL-1, IL-6, IL-10, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) would be affected by a 30...
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The present review aims to illustrate the strategies that are being implemented in regenerative medicine to treat diseases that affect the digestive tract. Possible avenues are twofold: organ bioengineering, where cells are seeded on biological or synthetic scaffolding materials ex vivo and allowed to either mature in bioreactors or be implanted wi...

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