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Growing tissue

We are beginning to understand more about how our cells form body tissue. They grow on a scaffold that acts like a glue and sticks them together.

'We are making nano-scale artificial scaffolding in the lab that is able to directly interface with cells and influence biological processes such as tissue growth and specialisation,' says Molly Stevens of Imperial College.

Tissue engineering for skin grafts is already in clinical use.



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We are beginning to understand more about how our cells form body tissue.
We are beginning to understand more about how our cells form body tissue.
Image: MS, JG Imperial College

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