Luis Alvarez Aims to Heal Wounds with Tissue-Regenerating “Paint”
Luis Alvarez Aims to Heal Wounds with Tissue-Regenerating “Paint”
The bioactive coating tethers restorative proteins to implanted tissues and fosters new growth, animal studies suggest.
Luis Alvarez Aims to Heal Wounds with Tissue-Regenerating “Paint”
Luis Alvarez Aims to Heal Wounds with Tissue-Regenerating “Paint”

The bioactive coating tethers restorative proteins to implanted tissues and fosters new growth, animal studies suggest.

The bioactive coating tethers restorative proteins to implanted tissues and fosters new growth, animal studies suggest.

tissue engineering
Children Receive Bespoke, Lab-Grown Ears
Children Receive Bespoke, Lab-Grown Ears
Kerry Grens | Jan 29, 2018
The tissue, grown on a 3-D scaffold and seeded from the kids’ own cells, was transplanted to correct deformities in their cartilage.
Artificial Tissues Implanted Without Regulatory Approval, Investigation Reports
Artificial Tissues Implanted Without Regulatory Approval, Investigation Reports
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 3, 2017
Tissue recipients were treated as “guinea pigs,” says investigation leader.
So You’ve Been Mistaken as a White Nationalist
So You’ve Been Mistaken as a White Nationalist
Kerry Grens | Aug 17, 2017
Biomedical engineer Kyle Quinn fends off a frenzied Internet mob after being wrongly identified as a Charlottesville protester.
First Organ-Specific Tissue Sheets
First Organ-Specific Tissue Sheets
Ashley Yeager | Aug 9, 2017
The material is durable, flexible, and can serve as a scaffold for cell growth, a study shows.
Skin Graft-based Gene Therapy Treats Diabetes in Mice
Skin Graft-based Gene Therapy Treats Diabetes in Mice
Shawna Williams | Aug 4, 2017
A small patch of engineered cells makes an enzyme that stimulates insulin release.
Engineered Human Liver Tissue Grows in Mice
Engineered Human Liver Tissue Grows in Mice
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 19, 2017
Tissue “seeds” made up of three cell types and patterned onto a scaffold develop into complex structures with some organ function, researchers show.
New FDA Pathway to Accelerate Development of Cell Therapies
New FDA Pathway to Accelerate Development of Cell Therapies
Jef Akst | May 22, 2017
Four products have already qualified for the regenerative medicine advanced therapy (RMAT) designation that provides extra interactions with the agency, and sooner.
Hairy Skin from Stem Cells
Hairy Skin from Stem Cells
Tanya Lewis | Apr 5, 2016
Researchers create lab-grown mouse skin complete with hair follicles and sweat glands.
Hairy Skin from Stem Cells
Tanya Lewis | Apr 4, 2016
Researchers create lab-grown mouse skin complete with hair follicles and sweat glands.  
Next Generation: Cell-Covered Fastener
Next Generation: Cell-Covered Fastener
Ruth Williams | Aug 28, 2015
Scientists have developed an interlocking cell scaffold for easy building and dismantling of tissues.
Homo Minutus
Homo Minutus
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Dec 1, 2014
A miniature platform with multiple organ-on-a-chip constructs aims to speed up drug discovery—and create better transplants for patients.
Desktop Human
Desktop Human
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Nov 30, 2014
Meet the researchers behind ATHENA, the project that aims to create a system of linked model human organs that may revolutionize drug development.
Influential Tissue Engineering Researcher Dies
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.
Lab-Grown 3-D Brain Tissue Mimics Cortex
Lab-Grown 3-D Brain Tissue Mimics Cortex
Kerry Grens | Aug 11, 2014
From cortical neurons, researchers have engineered rat tissue that formed complex networks of functioning neurons and appeared to behave normally after an injury.
Building Flesh and Blood
Building Flesh and Blood
Jalees Rehman | May 1, 2014
Understanding how networks of blood vessels form is key to engineering transplantable organs and tissues.
Rebuilding Missing Muscle
Rebuilding Missing Muscle
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 30, 2014
An acellular matrix can help guide stem cells to injury sites and regrow muscles in both mice and humans, a study finds.
Artificial Blood Is Patient-Ready
Artificial Blood Is Patient-Ready
Jef Akst | Apr 16, 2014
In the midst of news that engineered organs are being implanted into animals and people, researchers announce the creation of artificial blood for transplant.
Lab-Grown Muscle Self-Repairs
Lab-Grown Muscle Self-Repairs
Kerry Grens | Apr 8, 2014
Implanted into mice, lab-reared muscle made from stem cells can heal itself after an injury.  
Stem Cells Remember Substrates
Stem Cells Remember Substrates
Kerry Grens | Mar 16, 2014
The stiffness of a culture substrate affects the fates of stem cells.