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Dramatic advances in the fields of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, genetics, biomedical engineering and materials science have given rise to the remarkable new cross-disciplinary field of tissue engineering. Tissue engineering uses synthetic or naturally derived, engineered biomaterials to replace damaged or defective tissues, such as bone, skin, and even organs.
Review highlights link between intestinal microbiota and colorectal cancer development

Review highlights link between intestinal microbiota and colorectal cancer development

Recent evidence from animal models suggests a role for specific types of intestinal bacteria in the development of colorectal cancer (CRC). [More]
Researchers introduce first CVD method for producing degradable polymers

Researchers introduce first CVD method for producing degradable polymers

Polymerization by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is a simple method for modifying surfaces by which topologically challenging substrates can be evenly coated with polymers. [More]
New research shows chitosan bioplastics may help seal tissue tears or other injuries

New research shows chitosan bioplastics may help seal tissue tears or other injuries

Chitosan, a biomaterial derived from the chitin shells of crustaceans and insects, has already been developed by scientists at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering into an environmentally-friendly and fully biodegradable substitute for plastic. [More]
ADVANCECAT enables development of advanced therapies to benefit Catalan health system

ADVANCECAT enables development of advanced therapies to benefit Catalan health system

Enabling the arrival of advanced therapies from pre-clinical stages to industrial production and clinical application: this is the objective of ADVANCECAT project, led by the University of Barcelona and Ferrer, and build up by eighteen entities of the health field in which there are two universities, twelve biomedical research institutes or private foundations, and four companies. [More]
Creating artery banks may transform treatment of heart and vascular ailments

Creating artery banks may transform treatment of heart and vascular ailments

The prospect of creating artery "banks" available for cardiovascular surgery, bypassing the need to harvest vessels from the patient, could transform treatment of many common heart and vascular ailments. [More]
Lonza’s RAFT 3D Cell Culture System helps researchers develop corneal models for research into blindness treatment

Lonza’s RAFT 3D Cell Culture System helps researchers develop corneal models for research into blindness treatment

Lonza’s RAFT 3D Cell Culture System has been used to develop corneal models for research into treatment for a painful and potentially blinding corneal disease. [More]
Researchers create tissue-engineered model of lung and trachea to study disease process

Researchers create tissue-engineered model of lung and trachea to study disease process

Scientists at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have developed a tissue-engineered model of lung and trachea which contains the diverse cell types present in the human respiratory tract. [More]
Novel nanofiber coating shows potential to prevent bacterial infections of orthopaedic prostheses

Novel nanofiber coating shows potential to prevent bacterial infections of orthopaedic prostheses

In a proof-of-concept study with mice, scientists at The Johns Hopkins University show that a novel coating they made with antibiotic-releasing nanofibers has the potential to better prevent at least some serious bacterial infections related to total joint replacement surgery. [More]
Swiss specialists report success of new cell-based repair technology for articular cartilage defects

Swiss specialists report success of new cell-based repair technology for articular cartilage defects

Writing in The Lancet, Swiss doctors report that cartilage cells harvested from patients’ own noses have been used to successfully produce cartilage transplants for the treatment of the knees of 10 adults (aged 18-55 years) whose cartilage was damaged by injury. [More]
NJHF awards Innovation Grant to help create 3-D virtual reality therapy game for children with BVD

NJHF awards Innovation Grant to help create 3-D virtual reality therapy game for children with BVD

New Jersey Health Foundation has awarded a $50,000 Innovation Grant to Tara Alvarez, PhD, to help create a 3-D virtual reality therapy game for children suffering with binocular vision dysfunction, announced James M. Golubieski, president. [More]
TMDU researchers develop new double-layered cell transfer technology for effective bone repair

TMDU researchers develop new double-layered cell transfer technology for effective bone repair

Various technologies have been developed to introduce laboratory-grown bone-forming cells into bone defects to promote their repair. [More]
Biomedical engineers develop artificial blood vessels capable of growth within recipient

Biomedical engineers develop artificial blood vessels capable of growth within recipient

In a groundbreaking new study led by University of Minnesota biomedical engineers, artificial blood vessels bioengineered in the lab and implanted in young lambs are capable of growth within the recipient. [More]
Duke, Wisconsin and UAB researchers create bioengineered patches to treat heart failure

Duke, Wisconsin and UAB researchers create bioengineered patches to treat heart failure

The heart cannot regenerate muscle tissue after a heart attack has killed part of the muscle wall, and that dead tissue can strain surrounding muscle, leading to a lethal heart enlargement. [More]
New study finds optimal cryostorage and thawing temperatures of bioengineered liver tissues

New study finds optimal cryostorage and thawing temperatures of bioengineered liver tissues

A new study determined the optimal temperatures for cryostorage and thawing of bioengineered liver tissue to maximize its viability for use in a bioartificial liver device. [More]
Researchers develop novel technique to generate hiNSCs for multiple tissue engineering applications

Researchers develop novel technique to generate hiNSCs for multiple tissue engineering applications

Tufts University researchers have discovered a new technique for generating rapidly-differentiating human neural stem cells for use in a variety of tissue engineering applications, including a three-dimensional model of the human brain, according to a paper published today in Stem Cell Reports [More]
New biomaterial allows scientists to study how stem cells sense stiffness of surrounding environment

New biomaterial allows scientists to study how stem cells sense stiffness of surrounding environment

A new biomaterial can be used to study how and when stem cells sense the mechanics of their surrounding environment, found a team led by Robert Mauck, PhD, the Mary Black Ralston Professor for Education and Research in Orthopaedic Surgery, in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. [More]
MDI Biological Laboratory researchers receive patent for novel heart disease drug

MDI Biological Laboratory researchers receive patent for novel heart disease drug

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has announced that it will grant a patent to MDI Biological Laboratory scientists Voot P. Yin, Ph.D., and Kevin Strange, Ph.D., and their collaborator Michael Zasloff, M.D., Ph.D., for use of the small molecule MSI-1436 to stimulate the repair and regeneration of heart tissue damaged by injuries such as a heart attack. [More]
Novel material heals diabetic wounds faster than standard bandage

Novel material heals diabetic wounds faster than standard bandage

At some point in their lives, 15 percent of people with diabetes will develop a painful and hard-to-treat foot ulcer. [More]
Cold plasma could help bones heal faster, study shows

Cold plasma could help bones heal faster, study shows

Cold plasma looks like the glow from the "Star Wars" blue light saber but this beam of energy, made of electrons that change polarity at micro-second or nanosecond speeds, could help bones heal faster, according to a study published August 11th in the Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. [More]
Researchers develop new strategy to convert fibroblasts directly into neuronal cells

Researchers develop new strategy to convert fibroblasts directly into neuronal cells

Researchers have used CRISPR -- a revolutionary new genetic engineering technique -- to convert cells isolated from mouse connective tissue directly into neuronal cells. [More]
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