John Matyas

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Antlerogenesis: a model system of mammalian stem cell contribution to organ regeneration

2014/15-2018/19 • $130,000 • PI
Of all the animals, only deer grow antlers, which are unique as the only mammalian organ that completely regenerates. Antlers grow at explosive rates of more than a centimetre per day, and regrow annually with a remarkable memory of shape. Seasonal regrowth of antler includes the new formation...

NSERC CREATE Training Program for Biomedical Engineers for the 21st Century

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,500,000 • PI,CO
The goal of the CREATE program is to train and prepare 21st century biomedical engineers for the challenges of their academic and industrial jobs and provide them with the tools to become leaders in the field. This will be accomplished with an integrated programme crossing from the undergraduate...

Muscle rehabilitation of cerebral palsy patients receiving botulinum toxin type-A (Botox) treatments

2011/12-2013/14 • $281,363 • PI,CO
Background: Cerebral Palsy (CP) is an umbrella term designating a group of non-progressive neurologicaldisorders. One common treatment in CP is chemical denervation of spastic muscles using botulinum toxintype-A (BTXA). However, in pilot work we demonstrated that BTXA injections cause atrophy,...