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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.