Tissue-engineered organ replacements

Artificial Lungs Could Offer Real Hope to Future Transplant Patients

The first viable prototype of an artificial lung offers new hope for the more than one thousand people awaiting lung transplants across the United States.

Kayt Sukel
September 04, 2018
Artificial Lungs Could Offer Real Hope to Future Transplant Patients

The first viable prototype of an artificial lung offers new hope for the more than one thousand people awaiting lung transplants across the United States.

Kayt Sukel
September 04, 2018
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Fixing Bones with Spider Silk Composite

Researchers from the University of Connecticut have fabricated a new biodegradable composite from strands of silk fibroin, the foundational element of spider and moth silk, to replace the metal plates and screws currently used by orthopedists to help repair broken load-bearing bones.

Kayt Sukel
July 02, 2018
Building Better Livers with "Buds"

An international team has grown up to 20,000 vascularized liver buds at a time and reversed liver failure in 60 percent of mice that received the implants.

Melissa Lutz Blouin
July 02, 2018
Building Better Livers with "Buds"

An international team has grown up to 20,000 vascularized liver buds at a time and reversed liver failure in 60 percent of mice that received the implants.

Melissa Lutz Blouin
July 02, 2018
Engineering Safety in Cell Therapy

Joseph Wu Director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and Professor of Medicine and Radiology at Stanford University, discusses the rise of engineered cell and tissue products for use in patients. While these products are now technically advanced and better suited for the clinic, there continues to be issues around patient safety that need to be monitored and mitigated for routine use and mass production.

Tanuja Koppal
April 23, 2018
Origami Techniques Deliver Advances in Tissue Engineering

Northeastern University's Micropower and Nanoengineering Laboratory's new technique in origami folding to build 3D liver tissue constructs from flat sheets could mimic human organs and reduce time, expense, and testing needed to commercialize new pharmaceuticals.

Poornima Apte
March 26, 2018
Researchers Grow Human Heart Muscle

Duke University researchers have created human heart muscle in the laboratory, and successfully grown it large enough to provide a patch that contracts and transmits electrical signals.

John Kosowatz
February 26, 2018
Putting Skin in the Game

This “skin on a chip” bioreactor can help researchers study and treat keloid disease and other forms of extreme scarring.

John Kosowatz
January 16, 2018
Heat-Emitting Nanoparticles Could Save Donor Organs

A new technique using heat-emitting nanoparticles helps doctors reheat cryocooled donor organs rapidly enough to prevent ice recrystallization, which cracks and destroys organs.

Theresa Sullivan ...
January 02, 2018
Machines Keep Donated Organs Alive Outside the Body

A new system that keeps lungs viable and breathing after removing them from an organ donor has helped doctors boost successful lung transplants by 50 percent.

Melissae Fellet
October 23, 2017
3D-Printed Spider Silk Can Grow Heart Muscle Cells

Researchers have succeeded in growing heart muscle tissue on a substrate made from 3D-printed, bioengineered spider silk. The results show promise for the production of functional heart tissue for improving cardiac function after heart attacks and strokes.

Mark Crawford
October 23, 2017
Nanotech Could Transform Organ Transplants

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October 18, 2017
New Wound Care Product Offers the Next Step in Healing

A new wound dressing fights infection and uses human cells to regrow tissue without scarring.

Cassie Kelly
October 09, 2017