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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.
New way to culture adult stem cells from bone marrow

New way to culture adult stem cells from bone marrow

Hydrogels to potentially make chemotherapy and tissue regeneration more convenient and safe

Hydrogels to potentially make chemotherapy and tissue regeneration more convenient and safe

Scientists direct embryonic stem cells to become cartilage cells

Scientists direct embryonic stem cells to become cartilage cells

Biologically engineered blood vessels now an option in cardiac bypass

Biologically engineered blood vessels now an option in cardiac bypass

Scientists use stem cells to grow cartilage

Scientists use stem cells to grow cartilage

World first trial grows blood vessels from patient's own skin

World first trial grows blood vessels from patient's own skin

How cells use very slow biological flows to signal and organize

How cells use very slow biological flows to signal and organize

Tissue engineering used to reconstruct defective tracheas (windpipes) in fetal lambs

Tissue engineering used to reconstruct defective tracheas (windpipes) in fetal lambs

Stem cells help regenerate cartilage and bone

Stem cells help regenerate cartilage and bone

Delicate balance of induction and inhibition in determining tooth cusps

Delicate balance of induction and inhibition in determining tooth cusps

Human tissue grown from stem cells, available for transplant in the next four years

Human tissue grown from stem cells, available for transplant in the next four years

Scientists convert human embryonic stem cells into lung cells

Scientists convert human embryonic stem cells into lung cells

New skin from fetal cells great success in children with burns

New skin from fetal cells great success in children with burns

Immune system more concerned with damage detected than foreign invaders, such as viruses

Immune system more concerned with damage detected than foreign invaders, such as viruses

Even vegetarians can eat this meat!

Even vegetarians can eat this meat!

In vivo engineering of organs: The bone bioreactor

In vivo engineering of organs: The bone bioreactor

Engineered tissue is more viable with blood of its own

Engineered tissue is more viable with blood of its own

Scientists successfully isolate stem cells from human skin

Scientists successfully isolate stem cells from human skin

Researchers use novel cocktail of cells to coax muscle tissue to develop its own vascular network

Researchers use novel cocktail of cells to coax muscle tissue to develop its own vascular network

New complete muscle grown in the lab

New complete muscle grown in the lab