Welcome to the Center for Translational Biomedicine.

Explore what biomedical research is about at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.
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A Minimally Invasive Tool to Measure Muscle Impairment

A minimally invasive, fiber-optic technique that accurately measures the passive stretch and twitch contraction of living muscle tissue could someday be an alternative to the painful muscle biopsies.
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Stem-Cell Breakthroughs Promise Novel Treatments for Cerebral Palsy and Related Conditions

Although the cause of CP remains a mystery, researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) are at the forefront of those working to understand, treat — and ultimately cure — this life-long neurological disorder.
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Our Projects

Take a look at a few of the projects we work on everyday.

Muscle Impairment in Children with Cerebral Palsy: a Role for Muscle Satellite Cells Dysfunction
PROJECT TYPE: Cerebral Palsy, Muscle, Biology, Muscle Fibers, Cell Biology, Stem Cells, Cell Culture

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Development of New 3D-Printed Cell Culture Assays for Therapeutic Discovery in Cerebral Palsy and Stroke
PROJECT TYPE: Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Biology, Cell Biology, Cell Culture, Stem Cells, Muscle, Muscle Fibers, Connective Tissue

Research Project

Pressure and Muscle Force

Research Project

Sarcomere Measurements
PROJECT TYPE: Muscle Fibers, Muscle, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Physiology

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