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.
Unique new material developed at University of Limerick in Ireland has shown significant promise in the treatment of spinal cord injury.
A new study demonstrated that prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) stimulates hair follicle growth.
Researchers fabricated cerebral cortical tissues in 3D and functionally integrated them into a brain lesion in mice.
In this interview, News Medical speaks to Dr. Aitor Aguirre, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Michigan State University, about how the ‘love hormone’ oxytocin may provide heart-healing properties.
The human internal "clock" responsible for regulating sleep cycles and many other biological functions will be explored as a tool for optimizing tissue regeneration under a $1.91 million grant University of Massachusetts Amherst biomedical engineer and assistant professor Cathal Kearney has received from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
Exploring the possibilities of atmospheric-pressure plasmas to develop and consolidate new medical therapies is the main objective of the PlasTHER network, an initiative funded by the European Union under the COST Actions.
If you're an avid reader of science news, you've probably heard of viral proteins such as the COVID-19 spike protein.
A review paper by scientists at the University of Oxford discussed possible benefits of using humanoid musculoskeletal robots and soft robotic systems as bioreactor platforms in producing clinically useful tendon constructs.
A heart attack, or myocardial infarction, is one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide, resulting in 18 million deaths per year.
New research from Cornell offers insights into a line of CRISPR systems, which could lead to promising antiviral and tissue engineering tools in animal and plants.
In this interview, News-Medical speaks to Professors Neil Lagali and Mehrdad Rafat about their latest research, which detailed a bioengineered corneal tissue for minimally invasive vision restoration in advanced keratoconus in two clinical cohorts.
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine researchers are using a tumor organoid system to examine the effects of metabolites secreted by bacteria on a specialized immunotherapy – immune checkpoint blockage, a promising cancer treatment development – to determine why some patients don't respond or develop a resistance to the treatment over time.
Researchers from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences have developed a new lab-based model of a heart and circulatory system that will help test devices to treat patients with one of the most common forms of heart failure.
In this interview, we speak to Birgül Akolpoglu about her latest research into microrobotics and how these biohybrid microrobots could one day be used to tackle cancer.
Heart damage is common among patients hospitalized with COVID-19, leading many to wonder how the virus affects the heart.
In cancer research, it all comes down to a single cell. Over the last decade, cancer researchers have homed in on the fact that an individual cell from a tumor can be used to perform molecular analyses that reveal important clues about how the cancer developed, how it spreads and how it may be targeted.
Heart disease -; the leading cause of death in the U.S. -; is so deadly in part because the heart, unlike other organs, cannot repair itself after injury.
As part of our SLAS Europe 2022 coverage, we speak to Héctor Martínez, CTO of BICO, about the technology and services they offer within life sciences research.
The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine researchers who were the first to identify that stem cells in human urine have potential for tissue regenerative effects, continue their investigation into the power of these cells.
Osteoarthritis – a painful condition that results from the deterioration of the cartilage in our joints – affects millions of people worldwide.