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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.
Researchers use gene-editing tool to restore visual function in mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa

Researchers use gene-editing tool to restore visual function in mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa

Study establishes potential of BAT receptors as druggable targets for treatment of obesity, diabetes

Study establishes potential of BAT receptors as druggable targets for treatment of obesity, diabetes

Researchers develop biomaterials from apple waste for regeneration of bone, cartilage tissues

Researchers develop biomaterials from apple waste for regeneration of bone, cartilage tissues

Researchers create tiny bioengineered blood vessel grafts for surgical repair of damaged tissues

Researchers create tiny bioengineered blood vessel grafts for surgical repair of damaged tissues

WPI researchers grow beating human heart cells on spinach leaves

WPI researchers grow beating human heart cells on spinach leaves

Study shows safety of Schwann cell transplantation for treating subacute thoracic spinal cord injury

Study shows safety of Schwann cell transplantation for treating subacute thoracic spinal cord injury

Scientists use parsley and other plants to create human stem cell scaffolds

Scientists use parsley and other plants to create human stem cell scaffolds

Researchers develop new platform for culturing pluripotent stem cells

Researchers develop new platform for culturing pluripotent stem cells

Researchers discover new way to curb chronic pain

Researchers discover new way to curb chronic pain

New technology provides extracorporeal support and enables recovery of damaged donor lungs

New technology provides extracorporeal support and enables recovery of damaged donor lungs

New method to identify, sort stem cells may help restore vision to people with damaged corneas

New method to identify, sort stem cells may help restore vision to people with damaged corneas

Study describes method to engineer brown adipose tissue from white fat-derived stem cells

Study describes method to engineer brown adipose tissue from white fat-derived stem cells

Harvard researchers develop new portable device that can quickly produce highly aligned nanofibers

Harvard researchers develop new portable device that can quickly produce highly aligned nanofibers

Study identifies potential therapeutic target for bone repair in adults with severe injury or disease

Study identifies potential therapeutic target for bone repair in adults with severe injury or disease

Handbook for professionals in science and engineering states the importance of membrane characterization

Handbook for professionals in science and engineering states the importance of membrane characterization

New study examines print quality of different composite 3D-printed bone scaffolds

New study examines print quality of different composite 3D-printed bone scaffolds

Researchers develop microfluidic device to study interactions between drugs and cells in kidneys

Researchers develop microfluidic device to study interactions between drugs and cells in kidneys

Silver ion-coated biocompatible scaffolds could combat MRSA while regenerating new bone

Silver ion-coated biocompatible scaffolds could combat MRSA while regenerating new bone

Study highlights need for increased vigilance when using GFAP, UCH-L-1 as potential biomarkers of mTBI

Study highlights need for increased vigilance when using GFAP, UCH-L-1 as potential biomarkers of mTBI

Tissue engineering advance can be important step towards preventing heart failure after heart attack

Tissue engineering advance can be important step towards preventing heart failure after heart attack