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Tag: Tissue Engineering

Rat bones
A new study in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces used a combined geroscience and tissue engineering approach to regenerate bone in aged rats [1]. Replacement or rejuvenation? Too often, tissue engineering and longevity therapeutics are viewed as competing strategies – two different paths to potentially combat aging. In tissue engineering, cells and biomaterials are used...
The thyroid gland
In a new study published in Stem Cell Reports, researchers have developed organoids to replace thyroid function [1]. If this approach is fully fleshed out and successfully brought to the clinic, it may become a true cure for hypothyroidism. A common but harmful affliction Hypothyroidism is one of the most common afflictions around the world,...
Blood vessels
Tissue engineering company Humacyte is about to make a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) deal in order to go public. The company is developing bioengineered Human Acellular Vessels (HAVs), which provide prosthetic vasculature to support the repair, reconstruction, and replacement of blood vessels damaged by injury or disease. What is a SPAC? A special purpose...
Synthetic organs
Replacing Aging by Jean HΓ©bert is the latest longevity book published for public consumption. While books such as these seem to be coming out more regularly, readers who have already tackled David Sinclair's Lifespan, Nir Barzilai's Age Later, or Aubrey De Grey's Ending Aging shouldn't simply dismiss Replacing Aging as something they’ve already seen. While...
CGI of kidneys
Recent data published in Scientific Reports has characterized human urine-derived renal stem cells, a potential non-invasive source for kidney tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. KidneyThe kidney's main function is to filter waste products out of the blood and deliver the resulting urine to the bladder. The functional unit of the kidney is called the nephron,...
researcher working with cell culture
New research published in Biomacromolecules has successfully cultured thymic epithelial cells in vitro. Adaptive Immune SystemThe adaptive immune system is a complex mechanism protects us from threats, including viruses and cancer. T cells and B cells are the backbone of this system.Read More A 3D biomaterial for thymic epithelial cells Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine...