tissue regeneration

With the aim of gaining improved understanding of how the brain and these networks work, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign used stem cells to engineer living bio-hybrid nerve tissue to develop 3-D models of neural networks. First author Gelson Pagan-Diaz compares the resulting tissue to a computer processing unit, which provided the… Read more

A new kind of bioactive “tissue paper” is made of materials derived from organs that are thin and flexible enough to fold into an origami bird. The technology could potentially be used to support natural hormone production in young cancer patients and aid wound healing. The tissue papers are made from structural proteins excreted by… Read more

A new bioactive nanomaterial, powered by sugar, shows promise at stimulating bone regeneration. While the new method has only been studied in an animal model of spinal fusion, researchers at Northwestern University say it could readily translate to humans. Samuel I. Stupp, professor of materials science and engineering, chemistry, medicine and biomedical engineering at Northwestern… Read more

A new drug has been shown to repair damage to the colon, liver and bone marrow in animal models. It even saved the lives of mice who otherwise would have died in a bone marrow transplantation model, say researchers at Case Western Reserve and UT Southwestern Medical Center who conducted the study. Sanford Markowitz, MD… Read more