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Polymer implants could help heal brain injuries

Polymer implants could help heal brain injuries | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Using implants made from porous biocompatible materials, scientists have recently been successful in regrowing things such as teeth, tendons and heart tissue, plus bone and cartilage. The materials act as a sort of nanoscale three-dimensional scaffolding, to which lab-cultivated cells can be added, or that the recipient’s own cells can colonize.

 

Now, a Spanish research team has used the same principle to grow new brain tissue – the technique could ultimately be used to treat victims of brain injuries or strokes.

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Practical transhumanism: five living cyborgs (Wired UK)

Practical transhumanism: five living cyborgs (Wired UK) | Longevity science | Scoop.it
The term "cyborg" literally means "cybernetic organism" -- a being constructed of both mechanical and organic material.

 

Wired.co.uk celebrates Transhuman Week by exploring five examples of human beings who, today, would qualify as living cyborgs.

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New hope for sufferers of degenerative muscle disorders | KurzweilAI

New hope for sufferers of degenerative muscle disorders | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it

A new therapeutic technique to repair and rebuild muscle for sufferers of degenerative muscle disorders has been developed by an international team of researchers, according to a study published today in BioMed Central’s open access journal Skeletal Muscle.

 

The therapy brings together two existing techniques for muscle repair — cell transplantation (mesoangioblast stem cells) and tissue engineering, delivering the stem cells via a hydrogel cell-carrier matrix.

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Boy Who Received Stem-Cell Trachea Implant Doing Well After Two Years | Singularity Hub

Boy Who Received Stem-Cell Trachea Implant Doing Well After Two Years | Singularity Hub | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Two years after becoming the first child to receive a trachea transplant coated with his own stem cells, 13-year-old Ciaran Finn-Lynch is doing so well that he has finally returned to school.

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