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Scientists fashion first ever ‘cyborg’ tissues


August 27th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) Harvard scientists have created a type of the first ever "cyborg" tissue, by marrying a three-dimensional network of functional, bio-compatible nano-scale wires with modified human tissues.A ... Read more...

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Scientists devise safer way to reconstruct breasts


December 7th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 7 (IANS) Reconstruction of breasts will now become a lot safer and more realistic, thanks to real tissues grown on a scaffold and then implanted in a new ... Read more...

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Can technology help reconstruct breast tissue?


September 9th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) A technology that helps design buildings, bridges and aircraft is being enlisted to reconstruct breast tissue in cancer patients.Researchers used computer-aided design (CAD) to create a ... Read more...

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New anti-wrinkle biomaterial mimics human tissue


May 30th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 30 (IANS) In a breakthrough in tissue engineering, scientists have developed a new biomaterial designed for repairing damaged human tissue, which doesn't wrinkle up when it is stretched ... Read more...

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Ready-to-use bioengineered veins expand off-the-shelf vessels options


February 3rd, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): A new study might make it possible one day for surgeons to simply open the refrigerator when patient-ready bioengineered blood vessels might be needed.To avoid complications in patients ... Read more...

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Engineered bugs could ‘turn plant material into biofuels’


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): New research from Concordia University shows that bacterium can be engineered to transform plant material into biofuels or other chemicals.Concordia biology professor Vincent Martin and student Andrew ... Read more...

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Plants engineered to produce new drugs


November 4th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 4 (ANI): By genetically engineering plants to produce unnatural variants of their usual products, MIT chemists have discovered a new way to expand plants' pharmaceutical repertoire.The researchers, led by Associate ... Read more...

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Scientists grow walnut-sized human livers in lab


October 31st, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) Scientists have grown walnut-sized human livers and hope the technique can be used for transplantations. The research also opens the prospect of testing the safety of experimental drugs. ... Read more...

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Soon, banks of off-the-shelf body parts for transplants


July 14th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): Scientists are perfecting ways of creating bare 'scaffold' building blocks of body parts which can then be used in transplants.The idea is to removing all the soft tissue ... Read more...

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Soon, stem cells to help repair brain damage


April 14th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 14 (ANI): Stem cells could soon be used to repair human brain damage, say scientists in the UK.By reactivating stem cells within the body that can grow on specially constructed ... Read more...

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Scientists develop ’scaffold’ to regenerate lost or damaged bones, tissues


October 20th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Lizard has a unique ability to regrow body tissue that is damaged or torn. If its tail is pulled off, it grows right back. It's an impressive feat, ... Read more...

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‘Spaghetti’ scaffolding technology may help grow skin


October 17th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Bristol are creating a new scaffolding technology which could be used to grow tissues such as skin, nerves and cartilage using 3D spaghetti-like ... Read more...

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Fatty apron over stomach, intestines may help grow patches of cells for heart repair


August 30th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 30 (ANI): A team of researchers in Israel have successfully grown patches of cells for heart repair by conducting experiments on rats.Smadar Cohen, a tissue engineer at Ben-Gurion University ... Read more...

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Waste from TV screens may be recycled for medical purposes, say researchers


July 14th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): University of York scientists say that it is possible to recycle waste material from discarded televisions to make them useful for medical purposes.The researchers say that they ... Read more...

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‘Smart scaffolds’ likely to heal broken hearts


January 14th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 14 (IANS) New treatments are being developed that heal broken hearts or muscle loss by prompting the the body to repair damaged tissues. Canadian researchers, for the first time, have ... Read more...

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Now, ‘’smart scaffolds” to mend broken hearts


January 13th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Canadian scientists have created ''smart scaffolds'' that can help the human body to repair broken heart tissues rather than just aid people to live with the weakened ... Read more...

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Silica nanoparticles offer effective way to kill bacteria


February 26th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 26 (ANI): Silica nanoparticles might offer an effective way of delivering nitric oxide (NO) into the cells to kill bacteria, said researchers.There was evidence that nitric oxide kills bacteria, ... Read more...

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Breakthrough as researchers create beating heart


January 14th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by admin
London, January 14 (ANI): A very significant breakthrough has been made at the University of Minnesota, with researchers creating a beating heart in laboratory.Lead researcher Doris Taylor, Director of the Center ... Read more...

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Human embryonic stem cells used to heal large skull defects in mice


December 3rd, 2007 - 1:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Researchers at John Hopkins University revealed that a bone tissue grown from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) has successfully been used to heal large skull defects in mice. ... Read more...

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Microvascular system that nourishes engineered tissues developed


November 14th, 2007 - 1:52 am ICT by admin
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