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New Biological Scaffold Home, Sweet Home, for Stem Cells

Our cells don’t live in a vacuum. They are surrounded by a complex, nurturing matrix that is essential for many biological functions, including growth...

An essential step toward printing living tissues

New method enables engineers to print tissue constructs with blood vessels A new bioprinting method developed at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences...

Researchers Develop a Dynamic Model of Tissue Failure

The idea of growing replacement tissue to repair an organ, or to swap it out for an entirely new one, is rapidly transitioning from...

Researchers create ‘soft robotic’ devices using water-based gels

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating devices out of a water-based hydrogel material that can be patterned,...

Low levels of toxic proteins linked to brain diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's could be better understood thanks to insight into proteins linked to such conditions, a study suggests. Scientists studying thread-like chains...

Engineering cartilage replacements

A lab discovery is a step toward implantable replacement cartilage, holding promise for knees, shoulders, ears and noses damaged by osteoarthritis, sports injuries and accidents. Self-assembling sheets of mesenchymal stem cells permeated with tiny be...

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