Catalysts that mimic antioxidase enzymes show promise in treating inflammatory diseases, such as gum disease, lupus, or cancer.
An implantable device reconnects nerves
An implantable hybrid device combines the benefits of two therapeutic approaches to help repair nerve damage.
Electrical stimulation restores patients’ ability to walk after spinal cord injury
In patients with spinal cord injury, an implanted neurotransmitter restored their ability to walk, but underlying reasons were unexpected.
New artificial blood vessel integrates into the body
A new class of artificial blood vessel better mimics its natural counterparts and gets incorporated as a living vessel in the body after implantation.
A granular bioink could bring 3D-printed organs to life
Made of self-assembling nanoparticles and a microgel, this new material could overcome limitations in 3D bioprinting.
Unraveling how the ear develops for future regenerative medicine strategies
It turns out that a single factor is responsible for ear cell development, which could one day be used to treat disease and malformations.
Bone healing with self-aware implants
While radiographic imaging can evaluate bone healing post surgery, a smart, self-aware implant could eliminate unnecessary exposure to radiation.
Rebuilding the brain after a stroke
A virus-based treatment for stroke rebuilds neural connections and vascular networks in the brain.
Artificial heart valves that evolve into a patient’s own tissue
To avoid the need for repeated surgery, scientists are developing durable artificial heart valves from regenerated tissue.
Universal donor lungs could shorten transplant waiting times
By changing the blood type in a set of donor lungs, researchers hope to one day create universal donor organs.