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.
A team of researchers including those from Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden (BIOTEC), have found that stem cells could be used for several forms of tissue engineering including tooth repair.
Stem cells hold the key for tissue engineering, as they develop into specialized cell types throughout the body including in teeth.
Researchers have developed a new 3D bioprinting method that can produce any part of the heart, from tiny capillaries through to full-scale heart components.
Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a comprehensive policy framework for the development and oversight of regenerative medicine products, including novel cellular therapies.
Scientists can turn proteins into never-ending patterns that look like flowers, trees or snowflakes, a technique that could help engineer a filter for tainted water and human tissues.
Cells equipped with superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles can be directed to a specific location by an external magnetic field, which is beneficial for tissue repair.
A revolutionary approach to treating chemical burns in the eye is beginning a clinical trial.
Cartilage degeneration and damage treatment remain a major challenge in today's society; hence, tissue engineering strategies are being developed to investigate new alternatives based on a combination of cell therapy and 3D scaffolds to support cartilage cells
Scientists have known for decades that electrical stimulation promotes healing of chronic wounds, such as diabetic ulcers and bedsores, but how it happens has been a mystery-until now.
Transplanting insulin-producing pancreatic cells into people with type 1 diabetes has emerged as a ground-breaking treatment for millions of patients over the past few decades.
Dr. Hossein Tavana, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at The University of Akron, has received a grant of $1.13 million from the prestigious National Cancer Institute to further develop 3D tumor models of triple-negative breast cancer -- which may improve drug testing and lead to the discovery of new, more effective anticancer drugs.
Medical advancements can come at a physical cost. Often following diagnosis and treatment for cancer and other diseases, patients' organs and cells can remain healed but damaged from the medical condition.
A group of histologists and dentists from School of Biomedicine, Far Eastern Federal University, teamed up with Russian and Japanese colleagues and found cells that are probably responsible for the formation of human dental tissue.
When medical devices are implanted in the body, the immune system often attacks them, producing scar tissue around the device. This buildup of tissue, known as fibrosis, can interfere with the device's function.
This week, two new studies have been published that open up new avenues for patients with hair loss.
A recent study conducted jointly by the Tissue Engineering Research Group of the Department of Histology and the Family Medicine Unit of the University of Granada has highlighted the conceptual, attitudinal, and procedural profile of resident hospital doctors specializing in Family Medicine, in relation to the so-called advanced therapies.
A Washington State University research team has developed a drug delivery system using curcumin, the main ingredient in the spice turmeric, that successfully inhibits bone cancer cells while promoting growth of healthy bone cells.
The loss of complete segments of the esophagus often results from treatments for esophageal cancer or congenital abnormalities, and current methods to re-establish continuity are inadequate.
Engineered tissues and organs have been grown with various degrees of success in labs for many years. Many of them have used a scaffolding approach where cells are seeded onto biodegradable supportive structures that provide the underlying architecture of the organ or tissue desired.
A new study published in the journal 'Science Advances' presents the use of a novel tissue engineering material composed of bioactive injectable hydrogel to speed up the rate of healing in wounded tissues.