Medical research

3-D printed biomaterials for bone tissue engineering

When skeletal defects are unable to heal on their own, bone tissue engineering (BTE), a developing field in orthopedics can combine materials science, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine to facilitate bone repair. ...

Medical research

Do salamanders hold the solution to regeneration?

Salamanders' immune systems are key to their remarkable ability to regrow limbs, and could also underpin their ability to regenerate spinal cords, brain tissue and even parts of their hearts, scientists have found.

Genetics

'Junk DNA' drives embryonic development

An embryo is an amazing thing. From just one initial cell, an entire living, breathing body emerges, full of working cells and organs. It comes as no surprise that embryonic development is a very carefully orchestrated process—everything ...

Medical research

Scientists discover master regulator of skin development

The surface of your skin, called the epidermis, is a complex mixture of many different cell types—each with a very specific job. The production, or differentiation, of such a sophisticated tissue requires an immense amount ...

Medical research

Technique triggers rapid regrowth in damaged bone (Update)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine being able to re-grow a broken bone three times more quickly than normal. (Harry Potter fans? Think Skele-gro.) That’s just what researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have done ...

Medical research

Scientists solve ageing puzzle (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- A discovery by Newcastle University experts could provide the next step in fighting age related diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.

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