Tissue Reconstruction

Watching a tumor grow in real-time

The ability to visualize and characterize the composition of a tumour in detail during its development can provide valuable insights in order to target appropriate therapeutics. The polymer chemist Prof. Dr. Prasad Shastri ...

Jul 31, 2015
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Why skin wrinkles more around the eyes

(HealthDay)—Facial wrinkles—such as so-called "laugh lines" or "crow's feet"—are the bane of many aging adults. Now, new research on cadavers may offer some insight into why some skin creases are more pronounced than ...

Jul 17, 2015
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Dynamic whole-body PET detects more cancer

Imaging lung cancer requires both precision and innovation. With this aim, researchers have developed a technique for clinical positron emission tomography (PET) imaging that creates advanced whole-body parametric maps, which ...

Jun 08, 2015
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New 'Tissue Velcro' could help repair damaged hearts

Engineers at the University of Toronto just made assembling functional heart tissue as easy as fastening your shoes. The team has created a biocompatible scaffold that allows sheets of beating heart cells to snap together ...

Closing the loop with optogenetics

An engineering example of closed-loop control is a simple thermostat used to maintain a steady temperature in the home. Without it, heating or air conditioning would run without reacting to changes in outside conditions, ...