Archives May 2019

Bioprinting in regenerative medicine

In the paper “Three‐Dimensional Bioprinting in Regenerative Medicine: Reality, Hype, and Future,” authors Anthony Atala and Gabor Forgacs explore some necessary topics within 3D printing and bioprinting. The technology has brought forth incredible innovation capable of transforming manufacturing, design mechanisms, and offering never dreamed of self-sustainability that could be even more useful in the future

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Proof It’s Possible to Enhance or Suppress Memories

Boston University neuroscientist shows that stimulating different parts of the brain can dial up or down a specific memory’s emotional oomph What if scientists could manipulate your brain so that a traumatic memory lost its emotional power over your psyche? Steve Ramirez (CAS’10), a Boston University neuroscientist fascinated by memory, believes that a small structure in the

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How Europe will spend €100 billion in its next research programme

Source Nature One day before the last parliament dissolved, on 17 April, negotiators signed off on the general outlines of the union’s next giant research programme, known as Horizon Europe, which runs from 2021 to 2027. The EU’s much sought after multi-year research programmes support academic and commercial research across its 28 member states and

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Clinical updates in Regenerative Medicine

Source ARM Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients Treated Early With Cell Therapy Delivered With BioCardia’s HElix Endocardial Delivery System Improved in Ejection Fraction and NYHA ClassMay 23, 2019 – (BioCardia) – At 12 months, patients with Helix-delivered cell therapy experienced a 7.33 percent imprvement in ejection fraction at 12 months compared to the control group. Helix patients

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Recent advances in cell sheet technology for bone and cartilage regeneration: from preparation to application

Bone defects caused by various aetiologies, such as trauma, tumours, infection and congenital deformities, together with articular cartilage defects and osteochondral complex defects caused by trauma and degenerative diseases, are common clinical diseases that significantly affect the patient’s quality of life. Repair and regenerating these defects in bone and cartilage is a considerable challenge for

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Road Map for Development of Stem Cell-Based Alternative Test Methods

Researchers of the Institute of Neurophysiology and Centre for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC), University of Cologne (UKK) and Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors, Technical University of Dortmund (IfADo) have just published a paper in Trends in Molecular Medicine showing that hiPSC differentiation protocols theoretically offer the prospect of an unlimited supply

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