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Tissue Engineering

The Current State of Manufacturing Human Organs

Bradley Ringeisen | Posted 08.10.2016 | Science
Bradley Ringeisen

The Department of Defense has been interested in engineering organs, tissues and limbs for decades as a means of treating its wounded soldiers. The number of veterans in need of tissue repair and limb replacement has skyrocketed in the 21st century.

Can Science and Technology Fix a Broken Heart?

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

I asked Dr. Feinberg to help explain the current state of cardiovascular treatment and heart-related biomedical engineering. In an upcoming piece, we'll break down the innovative projects that he has underway at CMU that get to the heart of our problems with heart treatment.

Soft Matters With Larry Bonassar

Jesse Silverberg | Posted 01.27.2014 | Science
Jesse Silverberg

This week on Soft Matters, Katie sat down with Prof. Larry Bonassar, whose efforts in studying cartilage (the soft connective tissue in your ears, nose, windpipe, spine, joints, etc.) are leading to breakthroughs in tissue engineering.

Nanomedicine: Big Potential for Small Products

Julielynn Wong, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2013 | Technology
Julielynn Wong, M.D.

While more nanomedicine products are becoming available to consumers, big questions remain about their long-term impact on the environment and human health, experts say.

PHOTOS: Lend Me Your Ears!

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.10.2012 | Science

When William Shakespeare penned the line, "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears," the famous playwright meant it in the most figurative sens...