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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

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Dead feeder cells support stem cell growth

Stem cells naturally cling to feeder cells as they grow in petri dishes. Scientists have thought for years that this attachment occurs because feeder cells serve as a support system, providing stems cells with essential nutrients.

But a new study… Read more →

Artificial blood vessel breakthrough as natural cells take over

Tests in rats showed that after six months the artificial blood vessel was healthy and had been replaced by natural cellsHelga Bergmeister, MedUni Wien Biodegradable artificial blood vessels that remain free from blockages and are replaced by the body have… Read more →

First FDA-approved modular system for infected total joints

OsteoRemedies®, LLC, Memphis, TN, offers the first FDA-approved modular system for two-stage revision of infected hip and knee arthroplasty.

The REMEDY® Spacer is sterile-packaged as a pre-formed, pre-loaded spacer with Gentamicin Antibiotics, for consistent and reliable elution to the infected… Read more →

Programmable Replacement Tissue Sponges Dissolve When Needed

Growing new tissues to replace diseased ones in a guided and engineered way is becoming a practical reality. Stem cells are being harnessed to do just that, but often, and particularly with larger pieces of replacement tissue, one needs an… Read more →

Hemostatic Nanoparticles Packed with Steroids Help Control Internal Bleeding After Explosive Blasts

Explosions are the primary way American soldiers get injured on the battlefield these days. Internal bleeding within the lungs is particularly dangerous and requires immediate care, but the time it takes before an injured soldier reaches a military hospital is… Read more →

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Nanofibre thread spun into surgical sutures

A nanofibre thread designed for use in medical sutures could enter clinical trials later this year in surgery to repair injured shoulders.

The thread, known as Bioyarn, has been developed by researchers at Oxford University. They hope to begin testing… Read more →

New research gives fresh insights into stiffening of aging tendons

British researchers who repeatedly stretched horses tendons to assess their elasticity and ability to recover have gained fresh insights into the mechanisms behind the stiffening that comes with aging.

The scientists found that the material between tendon fibre bundles stiffens… Read more →

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Injectable lab finds your best cancer drug by trying many at once

Injecting a mini diagnostic lab into your body may make the time-consuming trial-and-error approach used to find the right cancer drug a thing of the past. Two devices – one already tested in a handful of people – promise to… Read more →

New research gives clues as to why older people get more tendon injuries

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), University of East Anglia, University College London and University of Liverpool, repeatedly stretched samples of horse tendons, which are very similar to human ones, to test their elasticity and ability to recover.… Read more →

Natural reparative capacity of teeth elucidated

Researchers at Inserm and Paris Descartes University have just taken an important step in research on stem cells and dental repair. They have managed to isolate dental stem cell lines and to describe the natural mechanism by which they repair… Read more →

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