Making Muscle: Tissue Engineering in MUSC's Department of Surgery

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Samir Fakhry, M.D., Chief of MUSC's Division of General Surgery, and Michael Yost, PhD, Associate Chair of Research in MUSC's Department of Surgery, discuss the promise of engineered tissues for the treatment of surgical and trauma patients. Engineered tissue can instruct the body to regenerate native tissue instead of generating scar, improving cosmetic and functional outcomes. Bioprinters, 3D printers for living tissue, will help realize the promise of engineered tissue for clinical care.k

Regenerative Medicine Primer

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Dr. Andre Terzic, from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and Director of the enterprise-wide Center for Regenerative Medicine reviews his article appearing in the July 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, regarding the upcoming forum dedicated to regenerative medicine and surgery. Across specialties, the emerging tools, principles, and practices of regenerative medicine are at the core of transforming healthcare. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/ltwjdrj

Introduction to the Symposium on Regenerative Medicine

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Dr. Eric Matteson, Chair of the Division of Rheumatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses the Symposium on Regenerative Medicine launched with the July 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. This first-of-its-kind compendium on the developing field of regenerative medicine and surgery, presented by leading experts, highlights new vistas in treatment options for patients. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/ka9jjzy

What is the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin

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Andrew Greene, Ph.D., describes the research foci of the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI.

New heart valve development for children

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The general objective of the LifeValve project is to develop a new therapeutic strategy to treat heart valve disease. In particular, the development of a tissue engineered living heart valve, with the capacity of growth in accordance with the growths of children, which can be implanted without an operation by minimally invasive catheter technology will be addressed. The rationale for first focussing on paediatric applications is twofold: First, a novel, tissue engineered living heart valve...

Layer-by-Layer culturing of neuronal network

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Supplement information of Nature Methods 2008, 5, 735. Neuronal networks is cultured by layer-by-layer assembly of neuron-attached colloids. The resulting neuronal network is able to react to light stimuli.