Researchers at the Department of Orthopaedics, of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University Health Science Center, led by Dr. Kunzheng Wang and Dr. Pei Yang have developed a novel biomimetic tissue engineered bone graft based on rabbit adipose… Read more »
Scientists are reporting development of a squishy gel that when compressed like at a painful knee joint releases anti-inflammatory medicine. The new material could someday deliver medications when and where osteoarthritis patients need it most. Their study appears… Read more »
The American Dental Association and the ADA Foundation today announced that the foundation’s Anthony Volpe Research Center (VRC) received a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) to develop new resin composite dental… Read more »
Possibility of generating lung tissue for transplant using a patient’s own cells
For the first time, scientists have succeeded in transforming human stem cells into functional lung and airway cells. The advance, reported by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers,… Read more »
In first-aid situations, wounds must be quickly and effectively closed to stop blood loss and prevent infection. For treatment on arrival in a hospital, the temporary seal must be reopened, which often causes additional damage to the injured tissue. In… Read more »
Private companies and hospital researchers are increasingly making strides toward developing an artificial pancreas, supplanting insulin injections and pinpricks for patients with diabetes. Such a system would mimic the functions of a healthy pancreas, delivering insulin and monitoring blood… Read more »
Jeong-Yeol Yoon, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, and Dr. Marvin Slepian, professor of cardiology and biomedical engineering, collaborated to test how nanotechnology-based techniques can be used to better facilitate adhesion between tissue and implanted devices.
“When we created… Read more »
A gut-clinging worm with a proboscis that swells has inspired a new approach to healing and protecting wounds normally treated with sutures, staples and adhesive dressings.
Traditional methods for protecting and sealing wounds, such as staples, sutures and adhesive dressings… Read more »
An important scientific breakthrough, developed by the University of Granada, will aid the immediate use of artificially-grown skin for major burn patients, since the skin could be stored in tissue banks and made available when needed.
One of the problems… Read more »
BonAlive Biomaterials Ltd, a manufacturer of implantable medical devices, today announced the launch of a patented, ready-to-use and mouldable version of their osteostimulative BonAlive® bioactive glass bone regeneration technology.
The launch of the osteostimulative BonAlive® putty is an important milestone in the commercialization strategy… Read more »