Summary: Scientists have bioengineered heart patches out of stem cells and are trying them on patients in a bid to use regenerative medicine to restore full heart function. [This article first appeared on LongevityFacts. Author: Brady Hartman. ] A team at the University of Colorado (UC) Anschutz Medical Campus are pioneering a new technique in regenerative medicine, by bioengineering new heart tissue to repair defects.… Continue reading "Regenerating new heart tissue to repair disease"
Tag: Organ regeneration
Summary: A startup wants to develop bioprinted beating hearts using stem cells from a patient’s own body using a special 3D bioprinter. [This article first appeared on LongevityFacts. Author: Brady Hartman. ] A startup called BioLife4D wants to develop bioprinted beating hearts using a patient’s own cells as a potential solution for patients seeking heart transplants. As first reported on USAToday, Steven Morris, the CEO… Continue reading "Company wants to bioprint new beating hearts to replace our diseased ones"
Summary: In a first for medical science, researchers in the UK have successfully created functioning human kidney tissue, growing mini kidneys that produce urine. [This article has been updated on March 8, 2018, and first appeared on LongevityFacts. Author: Brady Hartman. ] In a first for medical science, researchers have successfully created human kidney tissue within a living organism which can produce urine. The study led… Continue reading "Researchers Create Functioning Human Kidney Tissue"