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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.
Colorado State University engineers create blood-repellent surface for surgical implants

Colorado State University engineers create blood-repellent surface for surgical implants

Medical implants like stents, catheters and tubing introduce risk for blood clotting and infection - a perpetual problem for many patients. [More]
Researchers move one step closer to regenerating heart wall using stem cells

Researchers move one step closer to regenerating heart wall using stem cells

A process using human stem cells can generate the cells that cover the external surface of a human heart -- epicardium cells -- according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers. [More]
Researchers discover new natural tooth repair method using Alzheimer's drug

Researchers discover new natural tooth repair method using Alzheimer's drug

A new method of stimulating the renewal of living stem cells in tooth pulp using an Alzheimer's drug has been discovered by a team of researchers at King's College London. [More]
Researchers create bone-implant interaction mouse model to assess tissue response to biomaterials

Researchers create bone-implant interaction mouse model to assess tissue response to biomaterials

To understand the molecular mechanisms involved in the interaction of bone with orthopedic implants comprised of novel biomaterials, researchers have made a mouse model in which they can assess early tissue responses to surfaces such as bioactive glass. [More]
Scientists develop technique to produce antibiotic synthetic spider silk

Scientists develop technique to produce antibiotic synthetic spider silk

A chance meeting between a spider expert and a chemist has led to the development of antibiotic synthetic spider silk. [More]
AAV-based gene therapy to treat liver disorders advances into human testing

AAV-based gene therapy to treat liver disorders advances into human testing

Liver-directed gene therapy delivered using adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors to treat diseases such as hemophilia have advanced into human testing. [More]
Studies in non-human primates provide more predictive results in genetic causes of blindness

Studies in non-human primates provide more predictive results in genetic causes of blindness

Many gene therapy-based approaches are in development to combat genetic and other causes of blindness and vision loss, and much can be learned about the safety and effectiveness of these promising new therapies by studying them first in non-human primates before initiating clinical trials, as shown by the results of a study published in Human Gene Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. [More]
Scientists developing magnetic stem cells to fight cancer

Scientists developing magnetic stem cells to fight cancer

Scientists from the Tomsk Polytechnic University's Laboratory of Novel Dosage are developing a technology to control mesenchymal stem cells of patients. [More]
Scientists develop better material to regenerate bone tissue cells in shorter time

Scientists develop better material to regenerate bone tissue cells in shorter time

A new study has revealed a technology how to cover biodegradable implants with a human skeleton similar mineral. [More]
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]
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