Dramatic advances in the fields of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, genetics, biomedical engineering and materials science have given rise to the remarkable new cross-disciplinary field of tissue engineering. Tissue engineering uses synthetic or naturally derived, engineered biomaterials to replace damaged or defective tissues, such as bone, skin, and even organs.
Building tissues and organs is one of the most complex and important tasks that cells must accomplish during embryogenesis.
Neurons are the fundamental units of the brain and nervous system, the cells responsible for receiving sensory input from the external world, for sending motor commands to our muscles, and for transforming and relaying the electrical signals at every step in between.
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering awarded Case Western Reserve $6.1 million to develop body tissue engineering.
New research from Cornell offers insights into a line of CRISPR systems, which could lead to promising antiviral and tissue engineering tools in animal and plants.
Heart disease -; the leading cause of death in the U.S. -; is so deadly in part because the heart, unlike other organs, cannot repair itself after injury.
Osteoarthritis – a painful condition that results from the deterioration of the cartilage in our joints – affects millions of people worldwide.
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.
Researchers have used sound waves to turn stem cells into bone cells, in a tissue engineering advance that could one day help patients regrow bone lost to cancer or degenerative disease.
In this interview, we speak to Dr. Y. Shrike Zhang about his latest bioprinting technique that allows tissues to be preserved for later use.
Scientists from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University employed minuscule DNA strands to direct the building of viewable gel blocks.
We speak to Dr. Chao Ma, one of the speakers at SLAS 2022, about his groundbreaking 'leukemia-on-a-chip' technology and its future within therapy resistance.
In this interview, we speak to Professor Kelly Schultz and colleagues about their latest research that has led to the development of a new lab-grown meat.
In this interview, we speak to Dr. Avinash Manjula Basavanna about his latest research that incorporated E. Coli to bring 3D printing materials to life.
A new technique takes bioprinting -; in which an ink of cells is printed, layer by layer, to form a structure -; to a whole new, and icy level. Investigators from the Zhang lab at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a technology that they term "cryobioprinting," a method that uses a bioink embedded with cells to print frozen, complex structures that can be easily stored for later use.
Organ-on-a-chip technology has provided a push to discover new drugs for a variety of rare and ignored diseases for which current models either don't exist or lack precision. In particular, these platforms can include the cells of a patient, thus resulting in patient-specific discovery.
Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists have used glowing chemicals and other techniques to create a 3D map of the blood vessels and self-renewing "stem" cells that line and penetrate a mouse skull.
RNAs are best known as the molecules that translate information encoded in genes into proteins with their myriad of activities.
Scientists from the University of Southampton have identified a novel means to create human cartilage tissue from stem cells.
Depending on how it occurs, the development of cellular agriculture -; food grown in factories from cells or yeast -; has the potential to either accelerate socioeconomic inequality or provide beneficial alternatives to the status quo.
A new study, led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities engineering researchers, shows that the stiffness of protein fibers in tissues, like collagen, are a key component in controlling the movement of cells.