The Foregen Future Newsletter August 1st, 2018

Posted by on August 01, 2018

Dear Foregen Supporters,

Welcome back to our most recent newsletter. We have some important updates for you, and an overview of the best parts of July.

 What’s Happened Since Last Time

  • The work on revising our scientific paper has continued and is nearing completion to be resubmitted. Our top choice right now is BJU International (British Journal of Urology) since they’ve published works in the past favorable to foreskin and its functions.

 

  • We’re working with several team members who are experts in the financial aspects of what we’re doing, as well as Enzo, to put out several announcements that will give more detail about the steps were taking to raise funds for the next wave of research.

 

  • We created a new supporter survey to put together more information on the demographics of our base and their connection with Foregen. Your response is anonymous and will be used to help us develop methods for further growth.

 

  • We’ve communicated with several qualified candidates to create a professional medical animation of the foreskin and its functions for our new site.  Our expectation is that the stronger visual representation can help people to understand what the foreskin is, since many have never possessed or encountered one before.

 

  • Eric Cunningham (board member and volunteer) will be focusing on publishing more blogs to help explain the basics of the biomedical engineering field he’s currently completing his masters in.

 

  • For the month of July we reached a total of $9,579 in donations, which helps us move forward with the next parts of our mission!  Be sure to inform other activists, friends and family about Foregen and the science we’re pursuing to one day help provide genital integrity to men around the world. Our overall total to date is $346,266 - Let’s keep it up.

 Tell Me Something Interesting

  • The article is a few years old, but it details a development where “a team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital has grown a rat limb in a lab -- paving the way forward for bioengineered human transplants.”

 

  • Another piece detailing work that relates to our own, where researchers at “University of Saskatchewan are looking at how we can use 3-D printing to help damaged nervous systems to regrow.”  Their work “involves using Schwann cells, supporting cells in the nervous system that can force nerve cells to grow properly, in a 3-D printed hydrogel-based scaffold in order to promote and guide the regeneration of the damaged nerves.”

 Volunteer for Foregen - We Want Your Help

If you are interested in any of the following positions, please click on them to read more and apply:

Foregen Web Developers (Wordpress)

Foregen Art Team

Foregen Translators

Foregen Writers

Foregen Social Media Team Members

 

Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for our next newsletter. If you’d like more frequent updates, please head over to our blog, or visit one of our social media accounts – the links are at the bottom of this newsletter.

Best,

The Foregen Team



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