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Melt electrospinning writing: polymer fibers for tissue engineering

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[01/02/2016] Sometimes, soft tissue in our body needs to be replaced after surgery or an injury. But surgeons are not always able to take tissue from other body parts as a replacement. Then, they need to use implants. The production of soft implants that can constantly endure load and stress like our own tissue is a big challenge for research. Melt electrospinning writing can be a solution.Melt electrospinning writing: polymer fibers for tissue engineering - Read more

Complex cocktail in white blood cells has regenerative effect

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Photo: Blood test [14/12/2015] Hendrik Jan Ankersmit’s research group has successfully shown that irradiated white blood cells release substances that reduce the severity of the damage caused by a heart attack or stroke and in spinal injuries and have a positive effect upon tissue repair. However, up until now it wasn't known exactly which particular substances were responsible for these beneficial effects.Complex cocktail in white blood cells has regenerative effect - Read more

Radiotherapeutic bandage potential treatment for skin cancer

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Photo: Chirurgical bandage at a hand [30/10/2015] A radiotherapeutic bandage is being evaluated by researchers for efficacy against squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in an animal model. These results could confirm the viability of a new and improved strategy for the radiotherapeutic treatment of skin cancer in the clinic.Radiotherapeutic bandage potential treatment for skin cancer - Read more

Snake venom helps hydrogels stop the bleeding

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Photo: A green snake with opened mouth [27/10/2015] A nanofiber hydrogel infused with snake venom may be the best material to stop bleeding quickly, according to Rice University scientists.Snake venom helps hydrogels stop the bleeding - Read more

Bioengineered REHEAL Glove to heal extremity trauma

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Photo: The REHEAL Glove [13/10/2015] University of Texas (UT) at Arlington and University of Washington researchers are developing a healing glove that delivers needed medicine to an injured hand and speeds up healing so that rehabilitation can start sooner.Bioengineered REHEAL Glove to heal extremity trauma - Read more