The Foregen Future Newsletter September 16th, 2018

Posted by on September 16, 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 September so far.

 What’s Happened Since Last Time

  • We’re changing the way we handle our online presence, and we’ve been experimenting with different changes. Expect to see various modifications and styles come and go as we enter the beginning of Foregen’s next phase, and feel free to leave us feedback on any changes we make.

 

  • At the time of the release of this newsletter we have resubmitted to the Journal of Tissue Engineering. We have been accepted to undergo peer review and are in the process of reviewer assignment.

 

  • If you haven’t seen it already we’re working with a 3D animator to create a realistic foreskin animation to highlight its functions and structures.  Check out some of the preliminary concept art here and here.

 

  • We’re working on releasing a video concerning the next plans for finances and funding. We hope to have that out by the next newsletter.  We had some unexpected (and good) news we wanted to include and needed to add that in with the rest.

 

  • For the month of September so far we have reached a total of $4,776 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 $355,813 - Let’s keep it up.

 Tell Me Something Interesting

  • This article explains how “research from Oxford University published in the journal Genome Research has found that a special combination of epigenetic modifications crucial to stem cell growth evolved in animals much earlier than previously appreciated. [...] These insights could enhance the use of stem cells in regenerative medicine-based approaches to treating tissues and organs damaged by disease or age.”

 

  • This piece mentions how researchers are looking to use ‘advanced biomaterials with silk fibroin-bioactive glass to engineer patient-specific 3-D bone grafts.’

 Volunteer for Foregen

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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