While previous structures guessed at the environment that cells would want, the new design lets the cells build to their own specifications.
Patient cancer cells reliably grow on new 3D scaffold, showing promise for precision medicine
Nanofiber carpet could mimic gecko feet, polar bear fur
A new technique that mimics biological nanofiber arrays can grow chain-like molecules into 3D nanostructures.
Microscale 3D printing for medicine
New “jet writing” technique can make detailed 3D structures with clinically relevant materials for future implants and cancer studies.
Bionic heart tissue: U-Michigan part of $20M center
Scar tissue left over from heart attacks creates dead zones that don’t beat. Bioengineered patches could fix that.
Coating method could improve temporary implants that dissolve in the body
Very even, pure coatings that promote healing may now be possible for biodegradable sutures and bone screws.