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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640544/interactions-of-neurons-with-physical-environments
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Michal Marcus, Koby Baranes, Matthew Park, Insung S Choi, Kyungtae Kang, Orit Shefi
Nerve growth strongly relies on multiple chemical and physical signals throughout development and regeneration. Currently, a cure for injured neuronal tissue is an unmet need. Recent advances in fabrication technologies and materials led to the development of synthetic interfaces for neurons. Such engineered platforms that come in 2D and 3D forms can mimic the native extracellular environment and create a deeper understanding of neuronal growth mechanisms, and ultimately advance the development of potential therapies for neuronal regeneration...
June 22, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639959/3d-printing-current-use-in-facial-plastic-and-reconstructive-surgery
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Tsung-Yen Hsieh, Raj Dedhia, Brian Cervenka, Travis T Tollefson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the use of three-dimensional (3D) printing in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, with a focus on current uses in surgical training, surgical planning, clinical outcomes, and biomedical research. To evaluate the limitations and future implications of 3D printing in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies reviewed demonstrated 3D printing applications in surgical planning including accurate anatomic biomodels, surgical cutting guides in reconstruction, and patient-specific implants fabrication...
July 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639518/selective-laser-melting-enabled-electrospinning-introducing-complexity-within-electrospun-membranes
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Thomas E Paterson, Selina N Beal, Martin E Santocildes-Romero, Alfred T Sidambe, Paul V Hatton, Ilida Ortega Asencio
Additive manufacturing technologies enable the creation of very precise and well-defined structures that can mimic hierarchical features of natural tissues. In this article, we describe the development of a manufacturing technology platform to produce innovative biodegradable membranes that are enhanced with controlled microenvironments produced via a combination of selective laser melting techniques and conventional electrospinning. This work underpins the manufacture of a new generation of biomaterial devices that have significant potential for use as both basic research tools and components of therapeutic implants...
June 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629097/emerging-bone-tissue-engineering-via-polyhydroxyalkanoate-pha-based-scaffolds
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Janice Lim, Mingliang You, Jian Li, Zibiao Li
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are a class of biodegradable polymers derived from microorganisms. On top of their biodegradability and biocompatibility, different PHA types can contribute to varying mechanical and chemical properties. This has led to increasing attention to the use of PHAs in numerous biomedical applications over the past few decades. Bone tissue engineering refers to the regeneration of new bone through providing mechanical support while inducing cell growth on the PHA scaffolds having a porous structure for tissue regeneration...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629025/polycaprolactone-and-polycaprolactone-ceramic-based-3d-bioplotted-porous-scaffolds-for-bone-regeneration-a-comparative-study
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K K Gómez-Lizárraga, C Flores-Morales, M L Del Prado-Audelo, M A Álvarez-Pérez, M C Piña-Barba, C Escobedo
One of the critical challenges that scaffolding faces in the organ and tissue regeneration field lies in mimicking the structure, and the chemical and biological properties of natural tissue. A high-level control over the architecture, mechanical properties and composition of the materials in contact with cells is essential to overcome such challenge. Therefore, definition of the method, materials and parameters for the production of scaffolds during the fabrication stage is critical. With the recent emergence of rapid prototyping (RP), it is now possible to create three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds with the essential characteristics for the proliferation and regeneration of tissues, such as porosity, mechanical strength, pore size and pore interconnectivity, and biocompatibility...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625139/targeting-cholinergic-system-to-modulate-liver-injury
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Ravirajsinh N Jadeja, Vikrant P Rachakonda, Sandeep Khurana
Over the past few decades, evidence accumulated to indicate that parasympathetic innervation regulates liver injury and regeneration. Liver derives its parasympathetic input via vagus nerve. In animal models, vagus nerve stimulation and transection are frequently used to determine the impact of parasympathetic input on liver injury responses. Such strategies provide limited understanding of post-neuronal mechanisms involved in regulation of liver injury. The hepatic branch of vagus nerve releases acetylcholine (ACh), which activates muscarinic and nicotinic receptors in hepatocytes as well as non-parenchymal cells to modulate cellular functions...
June 18, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621418/single-cell-analysis-of-the-inner-ear-sensory-organs
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Ofer Yizhar-Barnea, Karen B Avraham
The inner ear is composed of a complex mixture of cells, which together allow organisms to hear and maintain balance. The cells in the inner ear, which undergo an extraordinary process of development, have only recently begun to be studied on an individual level. As it has recently become clear that individual cells, previously considered to be of uniform character, may differ dramatically from each other, the need to study cell-to-cell variation, along with distinct transcriptional and regulatory signatures, has taken hold in the scientific community...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618073/drug-discovery-for-remyelination-and-treatment-of-ms
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REVIEW
Katy L H Cole, Jason J Early, David A Lyons
Glia constitute the majority of the cells in our nervous system, yet there are currently no drugs that target glia for the treatment of disease. Given ongoing discoveries of the many roles of glia in numerous diseases of the nervous system, this is likely to change in years to come. Here we focus on the possibility that targeting the oligodendrocyte lineage to promote regeneration of myelin (remyelination) represents a therapeutic strategy for the treatment of the demyelinating disease multiple sclerosis, MS...
June 15, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617405/-orthotopic-bone-implants-for-bone-regeneration
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A A Muraev, S Yu Ivanov, S G Ivashkevich, V N Gorshenev, A T Teleshev, A V Kibardin, K K Kobets, V K Dubrovin
Biotechnology industry is rapidly developing. The elaboration of new biomaterials for bone reconstruction is one of the most perspective directions in tissue engineering. There are millions of surgical operations associated with use of bone graft materials every year. In this article we tried to analyze and systematize data about advanced technologies and modern trends in the preparation of bio-composite bone graft materials. Special attention is given to 3D-prototyping that allows making bone implants with individual form...
2017: Stomatologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616376/genome-editing-and-muscle-stem-cells-as-a-therapeutic-tool-for-muscular-dystrophies
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REVIEW
Veronica Pini, Jennifer E Morgan, Francesco Muntoni, Helen C O'Neill
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Muscular dystrophies are a group of severe degenerative disorders characterized by muscle fiber degeneration and death. Therapies designed to restore muscle homeostasis and to replace dying fibers are being experimented, but none of those in clinical trials are suitable to permanently address individual gene mutation. The purpose of this review is to discuss genome editing tools such as CRISPR/Cas (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats/CRISPR-associated), which enable direct sequence alteration and could potentially be adopted to correct the genetic defect leading to muscle impairment...
2017: Current Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616151/therapeutic-potential-of-dental-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Elna Paul Chalisserry, Seung Yun Nam, Sang Hyug Park, Sukumaran Anil
Stem cell biology has become an important field in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering therapy since the discovery and characterization of mesenchymal stem cells. Stem cell populations have also been isolated from human dental tissues, including dental pulp stem cells, stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth, stem cells from apical papilla, dental follicle progenitor cells, and periodontal ligament stem cells. Dental stem cells are relatively easily obtainable and exhibit high plasticity and multipotential capabilities...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613324/a-fusion-of-minicircle-dna-and-nanoparticle-delivery-technologies-facilitates-therapeutic-genetic-engineering-of-autologous-canine-olfactory-mucosal-cells
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Alexander M Delaney, Christopher F Adams, Alinda R Fernandes, Arwa F Al-Shakli, Jon Sen, Darren R Carwardine, Nicolas Granger, Divya M Chari
Olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) promote axonal regeneration and improve locomotor function when transplanted into the injured spinal cord. A recent clinical trial demonstrated improved motor function in domestic dogs with spinal injury following autologous OEC transplantation. Their utility in canines offers promise for human translation, as dogs are comparable to humans in terms of clinical management and genetic/environmental variation. Moreover, the autologous, minimally invasive derivation of OECs makes them viable for human spinal injury investigation...
June 14, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608998/the-structure-of-the-diatom-silaffin-peptide-r5-within-freestanding-two-dimensional-biosilica-sheets
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Helmut Lutz, Vance Jaeger, Lars Schmüser, Mischa Bonn, Jim Pfaendtner, Tobias Weidner
The silaffin peptide R5 is instrumental to the mineralization of silica cell walls of diatom organisms. The peptide is also widely employed in biotechnology, for example, in the encapsulation of enzymes and for fusion proteins in tissue regeneration. Despite its scientific and technological importance, the interfacial structure of R5 during silica precipitation remains poorly understood. We herein elucidate the conformation of the peptide in its active form within silica sheets by interface-specific vibrational spectroscopy in combination with molecular dynamics simulations...
June 13, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599845/evaluating-a-novel-oxygenating-therapeutic-for-its-potential-use-in-the-advancement-of-wound-healing
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Jennifer Gueldner, Fan Zhang, Bernd Zechmann, Erica D Bruce
Non-gaseous oxygen therapeutics are emerging technologies in regenerative medicine that aim to sidestep the undesirable effects seen in traditional oxygen therapies, while enhancing tissue and wound regeneration. Using a novel oxygenating therapeutic (Ox66™) several in vitro models including fibroblast and keratinocyte monocultures were evaluated for potential drug toxicity, the ability of cells to recover after chemical injury, and cell migration after scratch assay. It was determined that in both cell lines, there was no significant cytotoxicity found after independent treatment with Ox66™...
June 7, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596936/new-bioengineering-breakthroughs-and-enabling-tools-in-regenerative-medicine
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REVIEW
Alvaro Mata, Helena S Azevedo, Lorenzo Botto, Nuria Gavara, Lei Su
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this review, we provide a general overview of recent bioengineering breakthroughs and enabling tools that are transforming the field of regenerative medicine (RM). We focus on five key areas that are evolving and increasingly interacting including mechanobiology, biomaterials and scaffolds, intracellular delivery strategies, imaging techniques, and computational and mathematical modeling. RECENT FINDINGS: Mechanobiology plays an increasingly important role in tissue regeneration and design of therapies...
2017: Current Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596337/cardiac-regeneration-strategies-staying-young-at-heart
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REVIEW
Eldad Tzahor, Kenneth D Poss
The human heart is continually operating as a muscular pump, contracting, on average, 80 times per minute to propel 8000 liters of blood through body tissues each day. Whereas damaged skeletal muscle has a profound capacity to regenerate, heart muscle, at least in mammals, has poor regenerative potential. This deficiency is attributable to the lack of resident cardiac stem cells, combined with roadblocks that limit adult cardiomyocytes from entering the cell cycle and completing division. Insights for regeneration have recently emerged from studies of animals with an elevated innate capacity for regeneration, the innovation of stem cell and reprogramming technologies, and a clearer understanding of the cardiomyocyte genetic program and key extrinsic signals...
June 9, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596174/induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-10-years-later-for-cardiac-applications
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REVIEW
Yoshinori Yoshida, Shinya Yamanaka
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are reprogrammed cells that have features similar to embryonic stem cells, such as the capacity of self-renewal and differentiation into many types of cells, including cardiac myocytes. Although initially the reprogramming efficiency was low, several improvements in reprogramming methods have achieved robust and efficient generation of iPSCs without genomic insertion of transgenes. iPSCs display clonal variations in epigenetic and genomic profiles and cellular behavior in differentiation...
June 9, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592214/multinozzle-multichannel-temperature-deposition-system-for-construction-of-a-blood-vessel
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Huanbao Liu, Huixing Zhou, Haiming Lan, Fu Liu, Xuhan Wang
3D bioprinting is an emerging technology that drives us to construct the complicated tissues and organs consisting of various materials and cells, which has been in widespread use in tissue engineering and organ regeneration. However, the protection and accurate distribution of cells are the most urgent problems to achieve tissue and organ reconstruction. In this article, a multinozzle multichannel temperature deposition and manufacturing (MTDM) system is proposed to fabricate a blood vessel with heterogeneous materials and gradient hierarchical porous structures, which enables not only the reconstruction of a blood vessel with an accurate 3D model structure but also the capacity to distribute bioactive materials such as growth factors, nutrient substance, and so on...
June 1, 2017: SLAS Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590091/an-update-on-the-protocols-and-biologic-actions-of-platelet-rich-fibrin-in-dentistry
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Rucha Shah, Triveni M G, Raison Thomas, Dhoom Singh Mehta
Platelet rich fibrin (PRF) is a surgical biologic additive that is prepared by manipulation of autologous blood. It has now evolved to become one of the most widely used platelet concentrate in dentistry. It has almost replaced Platelet rich plasma (PRP) for usage owing to its advantages such as being 100% autogenous, easy technique, time and cost effectiveness, superior & prolonged growth factor release. It finds varied applications in dentistry including management of gingival recession, for guided bone regeneration in periodontal, peri-implant and endodontic bone defects...
June 2017: European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587284/bioluminescence-assays-for-monitoring-chondrogenic-differentiation-and-cartilage-regeneration
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REVIEW
Hyeon Jeong Je, Min Gu Kim, Hyuck Joon Kwon
Since articular cartilage has a limited regeneration potential, for developing biological therapies for cartilage regeneration it is important to study the mechanisms underlying chondrogenesis of stem cells. Bioluminescence assays can visualize a wide range of biological phenomena such as gene expression, signaling, metabolism, development, cellular movements, and molecular interactions by using visible light and thus contribute substantially to elucidation of their biological functions. This article gives a concise review to introduce basic principles of bioluminescence assays and applications of the technology to visualize the processes of chondrogenesis and cartilage regeneration...
June 6, 2017: Sensors
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