SCIENCE SIMPLIFIED

By Richard Z. Zhuang & Roberta Lock

Explore cutting edge science that we're excited about in the tissue engineering field and learn about some of the concepts that are central to what we do here at the Tissue Engineering Resource Center!

WHAT'S NEW IN TISSUE ENGINEERING?

Cells to Cell Phones: A Wearable Microneedle Sensor

Article by Eloy Sanchez

Researchers have developed a non-invasive method of monitoring biomarkers via a wearable skin adhering device that connects to a smartphone

Repairing Gastrointestinal Defects with a Duct Tape-like Patch

Article by Diogo Teles

With duct tape as their inspiration, researchers developed an off-the-shelf bioadhesive patch to repair GI defects.

Fake Brain Images Help with Brain Tumor Diagnosis

Article by Kunlun Wang

Researcher use deep fake data augmentation techniques to generate brain MRI images indistinguishable by expert physicians.

Airway-on-a-Chip Helps to Identify Medications Faster

Article by Maria Hudock

This human airway-on-a-chip responds to invading viruses and to drugs like animals and humans do and can allow us to better predict which drugs can fight new diseases.

Device for Transplanting Therapeutic Human Cells 

Article by Diogo Teles

This implantable and retrievable device for the transplantation of therapeutic cells that can stay viable for up to several months in the body. 

Engineering a Blinking Eye On-a-Chip

Article by Richard Zhuang

Through reverse-engineering, researchers were able to create a model of the human eye surface that allows us to better understand how blinking affects underlying ocular tissue.

Engineering vascularized Bone Marrow "On-a-Chip"

Article by Roberta Lock

Researchers use microfluidic and stem cell technologies to develop a 3D model of the human bone marrow .

3D Printing an Anatomically Correct Human Heart

Article by Roberta Lock

Researchers 3D printed functional heart patches that matched the anatomical, cellular, and biochemical properties of an individual’s heart.