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IIT scientists create mini-organs that mimic hair growth

PTI | July 16, 2018, 14:50 IST Representative image New Delhi: Scientists from IIT Delhi have developed a silk-based hydrogel that emulates the process of hair growth, an advance that may help screen ... read more

Lab-Grown Neurons Deliver a Real-Time Glimpse Into How the Brain Works

Image of the silk-based ... gel and populated by the six kinds of neurons that make up the various layers of the human brain’s cortex. They hope that better models derived by studying living tissue in ... read more

Researchers use silk to cultivate organ tissues in the lab

In addition, TERC is using its tissue materials to engineer three-dimensional laboratory models of various organs that can be used for toxicology or drug testing ... is working on an "off-the-shelf" s... read more

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Creation of functional 3D brain-like tissue could aid in study of the brain

With that in mind, researchers at the Tissue Engineering Resource Center at Tufts University, Boston have developed a three-dimensional brain-like tissue that is structurally ... periods of time. Imag... read more


University of Sheffield: 3D Printed Micro-Rockets Fueled for Thrust by Enzymes May Soon Deliver Drugs in Human Body

But what if drugs were being delivered to the body via micro-rocket ... thus creating a new one or causing a change in form—and here the main result is autonomous, silk-based rockets with varied catal... read more

IIT innovations that made headlines: from detecting breast cancer to curing chikungunya

A team from IIT-Roorkee, for example, made headway with its cancer drug research this November. With a focus on diagnostics and treatment, the researchers, guided by Dr P Gopinath, came up with fluore... read more

Factor to boost MSCs and collagen II activity in intervertebral disc degeneration identified

"This study exemplifies the impact of drug delivery on enhancing a specific cellular activity and thus reverting a tissue degenerative process," says Tissue Engineering Co-Editor-in-Chief Antonios G. ... read more

Allergan's CEO Hosts 2012 R&D Technology Review Conference Call (Transcript)

This approach to drug delivery is adaptable and scalable. In glaucoma, we can readily test new molecules within essentially ... where we're pioneering silk-based biomaterials for soft tissue repair. I... read more

Dr. Errol Norwitz

Dr. Errol Norwitz is an obstetrician-gynecologist in Boston, Massachusetts and is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Cape Town Faculty of Medicine ... read more

When ace scientists like Rajesh Gokhale turn rookie entrepreneurs

Drug companies are not interested in finding a solution to ... His new company will develop a silk-based porous plug as a replacement for bone cement. As the bone grows into the pores, plug dissolves. ... read more

Ultrafast lasers offer 3-D micropatterning of biocompatible silk hydrogels

Illustration of laser-based micropatterning of silk hydrogels. The transparent gels enable the laser's photons to be absorbed more than 10 times deeper than with other materials, without damaging the ... read more

Scientists create silk structures with hidden powers

Scientists ... "programmable" silk-based forms that have a variety of optical, chemical or biological functions. Imagine pins or other mechanical components that change color when they near a breaking ... read more



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