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.
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.
The existing methods for the regeneration of injured cartilage generate tissue that breaks down. This deterioration eventually leads to osteoarthritis—the commonly seen form of arthritis—affecting over 32.5 million grown-ups in the United States, as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to recent research, a sugar-containing polymer coating can one day help repair artificial joint implants, such as hip replacements.
According to research by the University of the West of Scotland, antiviral drugs can be produced from earlier overlooked substances seen in marine plants.
The major cause of pain and disability globally is osteoarthritis.
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are anticipated to harbor great potential in the area of regenerative medicine, which aims at restoring damaged tissues.
A group of researchers headed by Professor Dr Bent Brachvogel, Head of Experimental Neonatology at the Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Cologne, have identified regulatory mechanisms of tissue organization which were earlier unknown.
Scientists from the University of Southampton have identified a novel means to create human cartilage tissue from stem cells.
A team of scientists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and from the Shandong Tianyu Museum of Nature (STM) has isolated exquisitely preserved cartilage cells in a 125-million-year-old dinosaur from Northeast China that contain nuclei with remnants of organic molecules and chromatin.