tissue engineering
Desktop Human
Desktop Human
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Dec 1, 2014
Meet the researchers behind ATHENA, the project that aims to create a system of linked model human organs that may revolutionize drug development.
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.
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.  
Retinal Cells Printed by Inkjet
Retinal Cells Printed by Inkjet
Kerry Grens | Dec 19, 2013
Scientists demonstrate how to print healthy rat retinal cells.