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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 9 November 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 45, p. ns3
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.45.ns3]

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Bionic Grandma

Engineers and biologists are making progress toward creating custom-made artificial tissues to rejuvenate aging bodies

R. John Davenport

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2005/45/ns3

Abstract: Aging takes a toll on organs and tissues. Skin rumples, hearts fail, and muscles weaken. Drugs and other interventions can sometimes slow the devastation but rarely repair existing damage. Furthermore, although transplants can replace ruined organs, demand for donors outstrips supply, and immune rejection is a risk. To circumvent these problems, researchers are working to create tissues in the lab that can substitute for defective ones in the body. Building on previous success in designing simple tissues such as skin and bone, they are seeking new biomaterials and methods to craft more complicated ones.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Bionic Grandma. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (45), ns3 (2005).

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