Open Questions: Regenerative Medicine
See also: Stem cells --
Galaxy: Tissue Engineering
- Categorized site directory. Entries usually include
Sites with general resources
Tissue Engineering Pages
- Web site oriented to professionals, with news stories, external
links, conference information, and information on companies
related to tissue engineering.
Children's Hospital Boston - Laboratory for Transplantation and
- Brief overview of laboratory research in tissue engineering.
Surveys, overviews, tutorials
Sight for Sore Eyes
- March 2007 Scientific American News Scan article,
subtitled "Progress in cell transplants to heal damaged retinas."
Mending the Spinal Cord
- September 2005 Scientific American Sidebar, subtitled
"Researchers are finding ways to help nerves regenerate, and hope
for therapies is growing."
The Cloning Connection
- Brief June 2005 Scientific American article, subtitled
"Cloned tissues from stem cells might beat immune rejection."
Lens Crafters in the Lab
- July 2000 Scientific American In Focus article, subtitled
"Two teams have found a way to bioengineer the cornea--the
thin layer of cells covering the eye like a pane of glass."
The regeneration gap
- November 22, 2001 article from Nature Science Update on
how studies of animals capable of body-part regeneration may be
relevant to regenerative medicine in humans.
Science News, February 13, 2010
- Scientists turn to lowly creatures to unlock the secrets
The Regeneration Recipe
The Scientist, August 2009
- Can natural regenerators such as the newt teach scientists
about the ingredients needed to grow new limbs and organs? Even
in, say, mammals?
How to Grow New Organs
Ali Khademhosseini; Joseph P. Vacanti; Robert Langer
Scientific American, May 2009
Regrowing Limbs: Can People Regenerate Body Parts?
Ken Muneoka, Manjong Han; David M. Gardiner
Scientific American, April 2008
Betting on Better Organs
The Scientist, December 2007
- Will you soon be able to buy your own bladder?
- Test-Tube Teeth
Paul T. Sharpe; Conan S. Young
Scientific American, August 2005
- Rebuilding Broken Hearts
Smadar Cohen; Jonathan Leor
Scientific American, November 2004
- Biologists and engineers working together in the fledgling
field of tissue engineering are within reach of one of their
greatest goals: constructing a living human heart patch.
- Brain, Repair Yourself
Fred H. Gage
Scientific American, September 2003
- The Human Body Shop
Technology Review, April 2001, pp. 72-79
- The field is called tissue engineering, and the objective is
to induce cells to grow into transplantable organs outside the body.
One key hurdle is vascularization -- providing organs with
functioning blood vessels.
- Repairing the Damaged Spinal Cord
John W. McDonald
Scientific American, September 1999, pp. 64-73
- Promising new possibilities are now appearing that may
enable repair or regeneration of damaged spinal cords.
Growing New Organs
David J. Mooney; Antonios G. Mikos
Scientific American, April 1999, pp. 60-67
- The first steps have been taken toward the creation of
synthetic human organs. The challenge lies in harnessing the
body's own methods of generating specific tissue types.
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