tissue engineering

Biocompatible gel to replace damaged cartilage


September 6th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Experts in mechanics, materials science and tissue engineering at Harvard have created an extremely stretchable biocompatible gel that could replace damaged cartilage in human joints.Called a ... Read more...

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Researchers engineer ‘artificial’ jellyfish


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Researchers have now created silicone and living cardiac muscle cells into a freely swimming "jellyfish," thanks to advances in marine bio-mechanics, materials science, and tissue engineering.The ... Read more...

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Muscle implants regenerate damaged tissues


July 17th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Lab-engineered muscle implants can help regenerate and repair damaged or lost muscle tissue, resulting in significant improvement in mice studies."While the body has a capacity to ... 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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Lab-grown meat would cut emissions: Study


June 20th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) Meat grown artificially in labs would generate a tiny fraction of emissions associated with conventional livestock production, a study says.Lab-grown meat will be a greener alternative ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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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Lab-grown urinary tubes implanted successfully


March 9th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) In a global breakthrough, scientists have used patient cells to tailor urinary tubes and successfully replace a damaged tissue.The research team from the Institute for Regenerative ... Read more...

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Study finds secret behind humans’ near-perfect tissue elasticity over a lifetime


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists have revealed how evolution has triumphed by giving human tissues their elastic properties that will last a lifetime.Scientists from the University of Manchester have discovered the shape ... Read more...

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Bladder regeneration using stem cells heralds organ replacement therapies


November 21st, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): US researchers have created a model for bladder regeneration using stem cells - a study that could lead scientists towards new organ replacement therapies. "Advances in the use ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Grow your own tissue to mend arthritic knees


November 17th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Tiny spheres made from a patient's own cells are now being used to treat arthritis - by growing new tissue at the damaged joints.The technology has already ... Read more...

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Scientists develop new technique to reattach teeth using stem cells


September 30th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have for the first time developed and successfully tested a new approach to anchor teeth back in the jaw using ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fat stem cells for breast reconstruction safe when cancer is dormant


September 17th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has suggested that fat-derived stem cells can be safely used to aid reconstruction of breast tissue after mastectomy as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, an artificial cornea from China


July 25th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) Chinese scientists are cultivating human cells in a laboratory in a bid to produce artificial cornea, bringing hope to over five million people suffering from corneal blindness in ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Advance made towards development of transplantable replacement livers


June 14th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): A team led by researchers from the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has developed functional, transplantable rat liver grafts.The technique may someday allow ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Polymer fibres to help heal hearts


June 9th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 9 (IANS) Scientists are developing microscopic polymer fibres to help rebuild human tissue and heal hearts. While using polymers to help grow muscles may sound like sci-fi, it's actually quite ... Read more...

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Regenerating tendons, spinal cords and heart valves ‘possible in 10 yrs’


June 9th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): In not more than 10 years, a tendon, spinal cord or heart valve will be able to regenerate itself after an injury or disease, claimed a Queen's University ... Read more...

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Ultrasound could improve tissue implant success


May 28th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Ultrasound could help tissue grafts to survive and thrive following surgery, according to a new study.While it is known that ultrasound imaging typically requires frequencies that are 50 ... Read more...

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Scientists think of new way of creating synthetic tissues


May 17th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) Tissue engineering has long held promise for building new organs to replace damaged livers, blood vessels and other body parts. However, a major obstacle is getting cells grown ... Read more...

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New way to assemble artificial tissues developed


May 14th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): American tissue engineers have developed a new way to assemble artificial tissues.Although tissue engineering holds promise for building new organs to replace damaged livers, blood vessels and other ... Read more...

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New biomaterial that mimics muscle elasticity may aid muscle generation


May 9th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 09 (ANI): A group of researchers has cast artificial proteins into a new solid biomaterial that very closely mimics the elasticity of muscle.The approach, detailed in the current issue of ... Read more...

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Tissue engineering may help cut drug trials on animals


April 15th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) New research in the field of tissue engineering holds a promise that far fewer lab animals will be needed for experimental trials of medical formulations. A study into fat ... Read more...

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How to keep stem cells ‘forever young’


December 29th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): A new study explores ways to successfully keep stem cells 'forever young' during implantation by slowing their growth, differentiation and proliferation."The successful storage and implantation of stem cells ... Read more...

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Researchers construct erectile tissue in rabbits


November 21st, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) The day is not far off when surgeons will be able to reconstruct or replace damaged or diseased penile tissue in humans and enable them to return to ... Read more...

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Lab-grown penis brings hope to men


November 10th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine say they have found a way to replace penile erectile tissue and function in animals.According to ... 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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Scientists use 3D research model to study prostate cancer spread


April 26th, 2009 - 11:08 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Scientists from QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation are using a 3-D model to get deeper insights into how prostate cancer spread to the bones.Shirly Sieh, a ... Read more...

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Scientists grow blood vessels from kidney patients’ own cells


April 25th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, California researchers have successfully grown blood vessels from kidney patients' own skin cells, a development that will increase the ease and safety of dialysis.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene therapy may safely regenerate gum tissue


April 8th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): University of Michigan scientists have moved a step closer to using gene therapy to regenerate tooth-supporting gum tissue.The researchers say that they have developed a method of ... Read more...

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Breakthrough technique may help generate solid organs from stem cells


March 3rd, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Making a significant advance in the field of tissue engineering, scientists have developed a new technique that could help generate solid organs from stem cells in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UNESCO Regional Centre for Biotechnology to be set up


February 26th, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Union Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal today announced the setting up of UNESCO Regional Centre for Biotechnology in Faridabad and Haryana.Talking to reporters here, Sibal said ... Read more...

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Woman with world’’s first tailor-made trachea transplant describes her best moment


November 20th, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 20 (ANI): Claudia Castillo, the first woman to have a transplant of an organ grown from stem cells, has described hearing the word successful as the best moment of ... Read more...

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Worlds first tissue-engineered whole organ transplant


November 19th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): A group of researchers has carried out the world''s first tissue-engineered whole organ transplant, a windpipe, made with a combination of donated tissue and her own cells.The ... Read more...

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Stem cell living bandage can help heal common sporting knee injury


November 16th, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): Scientists at Bristol University have managed to grow a living bandage from a patients own stem cells in a bid to heal a common sporting knee injury. ... Read more...

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Tiny ”backpacks” for cells created to ferry drugs and assist in cancer diagnosis


November 7th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): For the first time ever, MIT engineers have attached tiny "backpacks" in cells, allowing them to deliver chemotherapy agents, diagnose tumours or become building blocks for tissue ... Read more...

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Now, a dynamic way to control shape, size of smart materials


July 4th, 2008 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a dynamic way to alter the shape and size of microscopic three-dimensional structures built out of proteins. ... Read more...

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