Intricate, laser-welded sugar networks dissolve to create pathways for blood in lab-grown tissues
The 3D microvessels can show how normal red blood cells squeeze through them, and malaria-infected cells become stalled.
Investigators hope leading-edge scientific studies will translate into therapies for difficult-to-treat skeletal muscle disorders, as well as heart muscle damage
Pilot clinical study shows viability of non-invasive, patient-specific computational approach to relieve heart arrhythmia.
One idea for treating disease is to be able to program cells. Now, a major advance in synthetic biology allows for that kind of control that hasn't been seen before.
Findings at nanometer and millisecond scales may help improve design of therapies directed at motor proteins to rescue failing hearts.
Bioengineers have cleared a major hurdle on the path to 3D printing replacement organs.
Bioprinted tissues with entangled vascular networks for air and blood are a major step toward 3D printing of replacement organs.
To sustain engineered organs, the ability to generate vascular systems similar to parts of the body's own circulation will be critical.