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Tag: Tissue Engineering

The thyroid gland
March 23, 2021
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
February 22, 2021
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
February 17, 2021
Replacing Aging by Jean Hébert 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
December 09, 2020
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
December 03, 2020
New research published in Biomacromolecules has successfully cultured thymic epithelial cells in vitro. Adaptive Immune SystemThe adaptive immune system is a marvel that only vertebrates are blessed with. This complex mechanism protects us from a wide variety of threats, including viruses and cancer. T cells and B cells, which constitute the backbone of our adaptive...
The human liver with bubbles
November 20, 2020
A new scaffold for liver regeneration has been characterized and published in the International Journal of Biological Macromolecules this week. LiverThe liver is an indispensable organ located in the upper right abdominal cavity. It may be the most complex organ in its function, playing an important role in the body’s metabolism, particularly in proteostasis. The...