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Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

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Organs-on-Chips emulate human organs, could replace animals in tests

The search for more efficient tests of pharmaceuticals without animal models is taking a stride forward, with a new technology being developed in the US called Organs-on-Chips. The new miniature platform and software, which mimic the mechanical and molecular characteristics… Read more →


Engineering New Bone Growth

MIT chemical engineers have devised a new implantable tissue scaffold coated with bone growth factors that are released slowly over a few weeks. When applied to bone injuries or defects, this coated scaffold induces the body to rapidly form new… Read more →

Tissue development ‘roadmap’ created to guide stem cell medicine

In a boon to stem cell research and regenerative medicine, scientists have created a computer algorithm called CellNet as a ‘roadmap’ for cell and tissue engineering, to ensure that cells engineered in the lab have the same favorable properties as… Read more →

“Self-fitting” material precisely fills bone defects and acts as scaffold for new bone growth

Injuries, birth defects (such as cleft palates) or surgery to remove a tumor can create gaps in bone that are too large to heal naturally. And when they occur in the head, face or jaw, these bone defects can dramatically… Read more →

Lab-grown brain tissue could replace animal models for injury

Bioengineers have created 3D brain-like tissue in the lab and kept it alive for more than two months.

The tissue, which exhibited electrical activity, is derived from rat neurons left to multiply on a special scaffold developed by a team from the… Read more →

Engineered hydrogel biomaterials for regenerative medicine applications

The Kavli Foundation Lecture series featured a prominent scientist in medical materials who has engineered tissues and medical materials such as a stretchy glue that could transform surgery. The presentation was made at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of… Read more →

Artificial retinas using graphene called biocompatible

Viable artificial retinas could be possible using graphene.

Researchers from the Technical University of Munich, in collaboration with a team from the Institute of Vision at the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris and Pixium Vision, are developing such… Read more →


Solving a sticky problem with fetal surgery using glue inspired by sandcastle worm

In creating an adhesive patterned after glue produced by the lowly underwater sandcastle worm, researchers are reporting today that they may have solved the problem of premature births that sometimes result from fetal surgery. It also could open up numerous… Read more →

New nanosheets can cling to body’s most difficult-to-protect contours and keep bacteria at bay

Wrapping wound dressings around fingers and toes can be tricky, but for burn victims, guarding them against infection is critical. Today, scientists are reporting the development of novel, ultrathin coatings called nanosheets that can cling to the body’s most difficult-to-protect… Read more →

Layered thin-film drug delivery system could supply medicine internally for up to a year

Patients suffering from persistent conditions such as chronic pain are typically faced with two choices: enduring the symptoms of their condition, or acceptance of the consequences of taking large volumes of systemic drugs. There has been significant research worldwide on… Read more →

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