Tissue-engineered organ replacements

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
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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
Bioengineering with New Materials

From heart patches to micromotors that deliver medicine directly to the stomach lining, new materials are being bioengineered to heal the body.

Alan Brown
September 25, 2017
Podcast: Preserving Organs for the Future

Dr. Sebastian Giwa discusses the challenges and strategies related to organ preservation.

September 06, 2017
Breakthroughs Fuel Organ Banking Summit

With more patients needing transplants than available organs, organ banking is a way that can help more patients get the organs they desperately need.

Alan Brown
August 21, 2017
The Future of Organ Banking

Mechanical engineers have the know-how to push back the boundaries of cryopreservation of human tissues.

Yoed Rabin , Jede...
July 31, 2017
Hybrid Crawling Robot Made with Living Tissue

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have combined a muscle from a sea slug’s mouth as well as bundles of its neurons and nerves with flexible 3D printed components to build biohybrid robots that inches forward.

Jean Thilmany
July 24, 2017
Designing Better Bone

Engineering software helps design and machine human bone for transplantation.

Meredith Stettner
May 01, 2017
3D Printing Blooms in Biomedical

From prosthetics to cartilage and tissue engineering, 3D printing is helping address some of today’s biomedical challenges.

Chitra Sethi, Man...
April 10, 2017