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How nanotechnology can advance regenerative medicine

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Posted in Science on 6th Nov, 2013 02:16 AM by AlexMuller

Nanotechnology may provide new strategies for regenerative medicine, including better tools to improve or restore damaged tissues, according to a review paper that summarizes the current state of knowledge on nanotechnology with application to stem cell biology.

 
Researchers have found that the adhesion, growth, and differentiation of stem cells are likely controlled by their surrounding microenvironment, which contains both chemical and physical cues. These cues include the “nanotopography” of the complex extracellular matrix or architecture that forms a network for human tissues.
 
In their review paper published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (open access), Yang-Kao Wang and colleagues describe studies showing how this nanotopography (which includes nanosized pores, grooves, ridges, etc.) plays important roles in the behavior and fate of stem cells.
 
The authors also discuss the application of nanoparticles to stem cell isolation, tracking and imaging; how to translate nanotechnology from two to three dimensions; and the potential limitations of using nanomaterials in stem cell biology.

Tags: nanotechnologyregenerative medicineagingstem cellsbiology

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-07
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Both, physical and chemical surrounding is important Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-07
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And transplantation Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-21
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