Surgery

Surgeons transplant 3D ear made of living cells

A US medical team said Thursday they had reconstructed a human ear using the patient's own tissue to create a 3D bioimplant, a pioneering procedure they hope can be used to treat people with a rare birth defect.

Biomedical technology

New filling for bone defects encourages tissue regeneration

A combination of a synthetic material with natural bone fills bone defects and encourages tissue regeneration, with potential for use during surgical procedures. The research was carried out at the Tohoku University Graduate ...

Surgery

The best new implants may be a piece of you

The future of medicine is often imagined to include some sort of high-tech or shiny device. But many cutting-edge therapies are fundamentally about using and improving upon what the body already has. There's CAR T therapy ...

Medical research

Synthetic tissue model with blood vessels developed

Using lab-created tissue to heal or replace damaged organs is one of the great visions for the future of medicine. Synthetic materials could be suitable as scaffolding for tissue because, unlike natural tissues, they remain ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lab model offers hope for macular degeneration patients

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which leads to a loss of central vision, is the most frequent cause of blindness in adults 50 years of age or older, affecting an estimated 196 million people worldwide. There is no ...

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