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Biomedical breakthrough – blood vessels for lab-grown tissues

By Rob Aid
One Comment12 January 2011

jennifer-westResearchers from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) have broken one of the major roadblocks on the path to growing transplantable tissue in the lab, because they found a way to grow the blood vessels and capillaries needed to keep tissues alive. In a combination with their previous research, the team could grow… »

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Biomimicry of nature used for creation of protein nanofabrics

By Damir Beciri
One Comment11 June 2010

3d-nanofabric-netCells and tissues assemble and organize themselves within a matrix of protein fibers that ultimately determines their structure and function, such as the elasticity of skin and the contractility of heart tissue. These natural design principles have now been successfully replicated in the lab by bioengineers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and… »


Researchers made DNA molecules that behave as spider robots

By Damir Beciri
19 May 2010

spider-nanobotA team of scientists from Columbia University, Arizona State University, the University of Michigan, and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have programmed an autonomous molecular “robot” made out of DNA to start, move, turn, and stop while following a DNA track. The molecular robot, nicknamed “spider”, shows the potential for the development of molecular-scale… »