University press release today:
Scientists at the Universities of Liverpool and Bristol have developed a new tissue ‘scaffold’ technology that could one day enable the engineering of large organs.
Researchers have shown that it is possible to combine cells with a special scaffold to produce living tissue in the laboratory. It is hoped this can then be implanted into patients as a way of replacing diseased parts of the body.
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You can also read the original article (open access): ‘Artificial membrane-binding proteins stimulate oxygenation of stem cells during engineering of large cartilage tissue’, published in Nature Communications.