Tissue engineering
Tissue engineering is the use of a combination of cells, engineering and materials methods, and suitable biochemical and physicochemical factors to improve or replace biological functions. While it wa...
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Scientists Have 3D Printed a Human Cornea For the First Time
Scientists Have 3D Printed a Human Cornea For the First Time.
Growing human body parts in labs sounds like a myth, but scientists are making it a reality
Growing human body parts in labs sounds like a myth, but scientists are making it a reality. Be sure to follow How Close Are We? for more episodes like this!
This bionic lens implant could make your vision three times better than 20/20 | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building
Wearing corrective eye glasses could soon be a thing of the past. The Ocumetics Bionic Lens, invented by Dr. Garth Webb of Ocumetics Technology Corp, claims to be a painless implant that could…
How to lure people put off by the freakiness of lab-made meat?
There's an effort afoot to change the the way people perceive high-tech versions of old-fashioned food—and it's happening far outside the laboratory. For years, food technology companies have referred...
Meat Makers: the artificial beef revolution
Can we improve on nature? The race is on to create man-made meat...
A neural implant stays in the long term on the spinal cord to restore walking
EPFL researcher's neural implant can make paralyzed rats walk again. Soft and stretchable, it is the first of its kind that can be implanted directly on the spinal chord.
Scientists Prove Feasibility Of 'Printing' Replacement Tissue
Using a sophisticated, custom-designed 3-D printer, regenerative medicine scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have proved that it is feasible to print living tissue structures to replace ...
Neuroscientist Shows What Fasting Does To Your Brain And Why Big Pharma Won’t Study It
Fasting kills off old and damaged immune cells, and when the body rebounds,… it uses stem cells to create brand new, completely healthy cells. Wow…! What an opportunity to rebuild your body  by leavin...
Artificial Pancreas System Aimed At Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Largest-ever long-term clinical trials will begin this year | The University of Virginia School of Medicine and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed an...
Artificial pancreas entering clinical trials for long-term use
Researchers are mounting two clinical trials for an artificial pancreas device that monitors blood glucose and alters insulin levels automatically.
Snake Venom Helps Hydrogels Stop The Bleeding
A hydrogel infused with snake venom may be the best material to stop bleeding quickly, even in the presence of anti-coagulants, according to Rice University scientists. The hydrogel called SB50 incorp...
3D Printing Breakthrough Can Solve Heart Damage Problems
A team at Carnegie Mellon University can now 3D print soft biological materials—a difficulty that has long stood in the way of printing soft body parts. Once printed, the structures are stiff enough t...
Stanford Engineers Create Artificial Skin That Can Send Pressure Sensation To Brain Cell
Stanford engineers have created a plastic "skin" that can detect how hard it is being pressed and generate an electric signal to deliver this sensory input directly to a living brain cell. Zhenan Bao,...
Investigators Create Complex Kidney Structures From Human Stem Cells Derived From Adults
Investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have established a highly efficient method for making kidney structures from stem cells that are derived from skin tak...
Scientists Grow Primitive Human Kidneys In A Dish
For the first time, primitive human kidneys have been created in a laboratory dish, by using stem cells. Although the kidneys cannot perform the functions of a fully formed adult kidney, the researche...
In vitro meat
In vitro meat, also called victimless meat,cultured meat, tubesteak, cruelty-free meat, shmeat, and test-tube meat, is an animal-flesh product that has never been part of a living animal with exceptio...
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Artificial bone
Artificial bone refers to bone-like material created in a laboratory that can be used in bone grafts, to replace human bone that was lost due to severe fractures, disease, etc.
Bones are rigid org...
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Bioartificial liver device
A bioartificial liver device (BAL) is an artificial extracorporeal supportive device for an individual who is suffering from acute liver failure.
The purpose of BAL-type devices, currently, is not...
Artificial pancreas
The artificial pancreas is a technology in development to help people with diabetes automatically control their blood glucose level by providing the substitute endocrine functionality of a healthy pan...
Artificial pancreas - Wikipedia
Artificial skin
Artificial skin is skin grown in a laboratory. It can be used as skin replacement for people who have suffered skin trauma, such as severe burns or skin diseases, or other purposes.
The skin is th...
Extracellular matrix
In biology, the extracellular matrix (ECM) is a collection of extracellular molecules secreted by cells that provides structural and biochemical support to the surrounding cells. Because multicellul...
Extracellular matrix - Wikipedia
Printable organs
Using modified inkjet printers into 3d printers, scientists are producing three-dimensional living biological tissue. The printer cartridges are washed out and filled with a suspension of living cells...
Regeneration (biology)
In biology, regeneration is the process of renewal, restoration, and growth that makes genomes, cells, organisms, and ecosystems resilient to natural fluctuations or events that cause disturbance or d...
Regeneration (biology) - Wikipedia
Bio-printing
3D bioprinting is the process of generating spatially-controlled cell patterns using 3D printing technologies, where cell function and viability are preserved within the printed construct. The first ...
Stem cell research
Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells that can differentiate into specialized cells and can divide (through mitosis) to produce more stem cells. They are found in multicellular organisms. I...
Stem cell research - Wikipedia
Lab-grown kidneys work in animals
Scientists say they are a step closer to growing fully functioning replacement kidneys, after promising results in animals.
Adhesion barrier
An adhesion barrier is a medical implant that can be used to reduce abnormal internal scarring (adhesions) following surgery by separating the internal tissues and organs while they heal.Surgeons have...