Cartilage is a stiff yet flexible connective tissue found in many areas in the bodies of humans and other animals, including the joints between bones, the rib cage, the ear, the nose, the elbow, the knee, the ankle, the bronchial tubes and the intervertebral discs.
In recent years, 3D printing has emerged as a transformative technology for the field of organ transplantation. Doctors are already using 3D-printed skin for burn treatment and wound healing, and this year has seen the first successful use of 3D-printed cartilage for ear reconstruction.
A recently developed laboratory-created material imitates human tissue and has the potential to decrease or substitute for the utilization of animal-derived components in biomedical studies.
A team of researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC have published the first detailed description of the interplay between two cell types that allow lizards to regenerate their tails.
As per a new study from the University of Bath, a neural crest cell (a kind of stem cell) starts with the capacity to differentiate into numerous specialist cell kinds, but it also seems to retain the ability to “change its mind” and differentiate again when the situations are appropriate.
Collagen is the basic protein that makes up the intercellular matrix, or in other words, the environment for the connective tissue cells of our body, such as tendons, bone, and cartilage.
When it comes to height, our fate is sealed along with our growth plates—cartilage near the ends of bones that hardens as a child develops.
Congenital arhinia (meaning patients born without a nose) is a rare condition associated with high mortality if not identified.
The first thorough genetic map of sarcomas, created by research led by Omico, the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, and UNSW Sydney, has revealed several genes that contribute to a rare childhood cancer.
An international study led by the medical school at the University of Bonn has discovered a gene that is crucial to the growth of the human embryo. Abnormalities of different organ systems may occur if it is changed.
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering awarded Case Western Reserve $6.1 million to develop body tissue engineering.
Researchers at Penn Medicine have found that when cells are impacted by the disease, the physical structure of their genome changes.
Researchers have developed a unique 3D printed system for harvesting stem cells from bioreactors, offering the potential for high quality, wide-scale production of stem cells in Australia at a lower cost.
Osteoarthritis – a painful condition that results from the deterioration of the cartilage in our joints – affects millions of people worldwide.
To combat viruses, one of humankind's oldest threats, researchers are studying predators with the oldest adaptive immune system in the animal kingdom: sharks.
Aggrecan, a significant component of proteoglycan (PG) in cartilaginous tissues with chondroitin sulfate (CS), is becoming more popular as a wellness food ingredient.
Professor Qiuyu Zhang (Northwestern Polytechnical University), Professor Ki-Bum Lee (Rutgers University), and Professor Liang Kong (School of Stomatology, The Fourth Military Medical University) directed this research.
Research recognizes uridine as a pro-regenerative metabolite that highlighted human stem cell activity and improved restructuring and tissue repair.
The IL-6 protein family has a poor reputation for promoting inflammation, arthritis, autoimmune disease, and even cancer.
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered how the sponginess and stickiness of stem cell nuclei controls how they "differentiate" into specialized cells. They found that the nucleus starts solid-like but becomes more fluid-like over time.
Researchers at the University of Bonn have developed a method to generate embryo-like cell complexes from the stem cells of mice. The method provides new insights into embryonic development. In the medium term, it might also be suitable for developing tests for substances that could be harmful to fertility. The study is published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications.