Nanotechnology, Scaffolds, Tissue Engineering and Organ Transplantation

On July 7, 2011, University College London made an announcement of an breakthrough which is an historic landmark in the field of nanotechnology in tissue engineering: surgeons in Sweden have successfully implanted, for the first time ever, a totally synthetic, tissue-engineered organ (a trachea) into a patient suffering from a terminal-stage tracheal cancer. A team leaded by Professor Alexander Seifalian (UCL …

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Resuscitating Dead Cells and Tissues: Progress in The Adoption of Nanotechnology in Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering

Each time an individual suffers a heart attack and survives, unfortunately something happens to the heart permanently: some of the cells that constitute this organ die. Those cells can be: Cardiomyocytes (striated muscle cells found in the heart, derived from cardiac myoblasts); Neurons (in the wall of the heart). These dead tissues give to the heart muscles weakening. Consequently, the …