Home/Tag: bioengineering

A 3-D model of a human heart ventricle

Harvard University researchers have bioengineered a three-dimensional model of a human left heart ventricle that could be used to study diseases, test drugs and develop patient-specific treatments for heart conditions such as arrhythmia. The tissue is engineered with a nanofiber scaffold seeded with human heart cells. The scaffold acts like a 3D template, guiding the

Future brain therapies for Parkinson’s possible with stem cell bioengineering innovation

(Nanowerk News, Mar. 17, 2016) Scientists at Rutgers and Stanford universities have created a new technology that could someday help treat Parkinson's disease and other devastating brain-related conditions that affect millions of people. The technology - a major innovation - involves converting adult tissue-derived stem cells into human neurons on 3-D "scaffolds," or tiny islands,

Medicine Shows Growing Potential to Repair and Regenerate Body Parts

By DIANE COLE May 31, 2015 11:01 p.m. ET Stem cells and 3-D printing hold promise for sight restoration and organ replacement The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine uses 3-D bio-printing to build tissue and, in some cases, entire organs for human transplantation. PHOTO: WAKE FOREST BAPTIST HEALTH The idea of the body healing itself may

Bioengineered miniature structures could prevent heart failure

Feb. 4, 2015 Medical College of Wisconsin The delivery of tiny biodegradable microstructures to heart tissue damaged by heart attack may help repair the tissue and prevent future heart failure. A team led by cardiovascular researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) bioengineered the microstructures to be the same size, shape and stiffness as

How We’ll Finally Put An End to Organ Donation Shortages

Feb. 2, 2015 George Dvorsky, Daily Explainer The waiting list for organ transplants is growing at an alarming rate while the number of potential organ donors has failed to keep pace. Encouragingly, scientists are working several high-tech solutions in the field of regenerative medicine. We spoke to the experts to learn how organ shortages will