Programmable Replacement Tissue Sponges Dissolve When Needed, Tufts University Study

Growing new tissues to replace diseased ones in a guided and engineered way is becoming a practical reality. Stem cells are being harnessed to do just that, but often, and particularly with larger pieces of replacement tissue, one needs an appropriate scaffold to grow them on. Researchers at Tufts have been perfecting their use of silk as a platform on which cells can grow and proliferate.

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