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.
This “skin on a chip” bioreactor can help researchers study and treat keloid disease and other forms of extreme scarring.
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A new technique using heat-emitting nanoparticles helps doctors reheat cryocooled donor organs rapidly enough to prevent ice recrystallization, which cracks and destroys organs.
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.
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.
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A new wound dressing fights infection and uses human cells to regrow tissue without scarring.
From heart patches to micromotors that deliver medicine directly to the stomach lining, new materials are being bioengineered to heal the body.
Dr. Sebastian Giwa discusses the challenges and strategies related to organ preservation.
With more patients needing transplants than available organs, organ banking is a way that can help more patients get the organs they desperately need.
Mechanical engineers have the know-how to push back the boundaries of cryopreservation of human tissues.
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.
Engineering software helps design and machine human bone for transplantation.
From prosthetics to cartilage and tissue engineering, 3D printing is helping address some of today’s biomedical challenges.