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2010-04-20 12:05:31

Scientists from the University of Granada, Spain, have generated artificial human skin by tissular engineering basing on agarose-fibrin biomaterial. The artificial skin was grafted onto mice, and optimal development, maturation and functionality results were obtained. This pioneering finding will allow the clinical use of human skin and its use in many laboratory tests on biological tissues "“ which, additionally, would avoid the use of laboratory animals. Further, this finding could be...

2009-05-18 10:01:10

Skin from a factory "“ this has long been the dream of pharmacologists, chemists and doctors. Research has an urgent need for large quantities of 'skin models', which can be used to determine if products such as creams and soaps, cleaning agents, medicines and adhesive bandages are compatible with skin, or if they instead will lead to irritation or allergic reactions for the consumer. Such test results are seen as more meaningful than those from animal experiments, and can even make...

2009-01-15 10:12:13

A new study suggests that adult bone marrow stem cells can be used in the construction of artificial skin. The findings mark an advancement in wound healing and may be used to pioneer a method of organ reconstruction. The study is published in Artificial Organs, official journal of the International Federation for Artificial Organs (IFAO), the The International Faculty for Artificial Organs (INFA) and the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps (ISRBP).To investigate the practicability...

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2008-12-09 14:13:30

A fully automated process is set to improve the production of artificial tissue: medical scientists can perform transplants with skin produced in the laboratory. This tissue is also suitable for testing chemicals at a low cost without requiring animal experiments. Some patients wish they had a second skin "“ for instance because their own skin has been burnt in a severe accident. But transplanting skin is a painstaking task, and a transplant that has to cover large areas often requires...

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2008-05-18 09:05:00

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Your heart is failing critically. A transplant would save your life, but the waiting list is long and the odds are stacked against you. So instead, doctors extract some of your bone marrow, heart and muscle cells, go back to their laboratory and return in four to six weeks with ... a freshly grown heart. Engineering body parts -- tissues and whole organs that are genetically compatible and available on demand -- sounds like science fiction. But researchers at...

2005-08-15 16:35:48

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A flexible, electronic skin could provide robots, car seats and even carpets the ability to sense pressure and heat, Japanese researchers reported on Monday. They described a new "skin" that not only senses both heat and pressure, but that is flexible, cheap and easy to make. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they said their artificial skin might even be tweaked to outperform human skin. "Stretchable artificial skins for humans are...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.