Image of the Day: Living Concrete
Image of the Day: Living Concrete
Bacteria and sand form a strong building material.
Image of the Day: Living Concrete
Image of the Day: Living Concrete

Bacteria and sand form a strong building material.

Bacteria and sand form a strong building material.

biomaterials

3d printed organ artificial liver lobe surgery
How 3-D Printing Could Help Shape Surgery
Sarah Webb | Jul 2, 2019
Technology is enabling increasingly lifelike models of organs to help doctors practice operations.
Image of the Day: Clubbing
Kerry Grens | Oct 19, 2018
Mantis shrimps’ remarkably swift kicks come from springs built into their dactyl clubs.
Researchers are applying mechanical force to bone cells grown on apple scaffolds to mimic the affect of gravity on bone regeneration.
Apples Lay the Foundation for Regenerating Bone
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | May 9, 2022
Researchers use innovative plant-based biomaterials to grow new bone for restoring depleted bone mass after space travel.
Merino Sheep Provide Clue to Curly Hair
Catherine Offord | Mar 23, 2018
The cells on one side of each wool fiber are longer than the cells on the other, researchers find. 
Meet the Transgenic Silkworms That Are Spinning Out Spider Silk
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2017
Researchers explore genetic engineering to produce super-tough fibers.
Erika More developed a jello-like tissue system to study how immune cells stimulate tissues and blood vessel growth.
An Engineer’s Perspective on Autoimmunity
Aparna Nathan | Dec 10, 2021
Erika Moore builds biomaterials to study disparate lupus outcomes.
Spider Silk
The Scientist Staff | Sep 30, 2017
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has genetically engineered a silkworm to spin spider silk, which might be used for futuristic products.
Spider Silk “Superlens” Breaks Microscopy Barrier
Ben Andrew Henry | Aug 24, 2016
Scientists improve upon the optical microscope using a readily available natural material.
Sonic Experiment
Jef Akst | Jan 29, 2015
An artist takes advantage of muscle-mimicking polymers to manipulate sounds.
Influential Tissue Engineering Researcher Dies
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 16, 2014
Dame Julia Polak, who pioneered lung tissue engineering techniques, has passed away at age 75.