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Bioengineers create stable networks of blood vessels

...pment of the vascular networks. "By their nature, hydrogels are well suited for the transport of soluble factors, nutrients or drugs, and waste," said Lavik. "The hydrogel scaffold materials are generally highly biocompatible and safe to implant due to the presence of large volumes of water." ...

Rice bioengineers pioneer techniques for knee repair

...ineering involves honeycombed plastic templates or hydrogels called scaffolds that are used to guide colonies of donor cells. Donor cells can be either adult stem cells or other immature cells. Athanasiou's latest work was done using chondrocytes, or cartilage cells. Athanasiou, a former president of the inte...

A new approach to growing heart muscle

...forms: self-organization strategies, biodegradable hydrogels such as fibrin, and polymeric scaffolds. Each approach may turn out to have its own applications, says Birla, and the ability to conduct side-by-side comparisons is important. Other researchers have focused on one approach or another, but the U-M ...

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