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[Illinois] weSTEM 2013: Managing your Goals in the Face of Uncertainty
14 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Nina Tandon
In a recent interview for the Lavin Daily, “You Don’t Have To Be One Thing: Nina Tandon On Pursuing Many Interests,” Nina describes the value in pursuing a variety of interests even when working towards an advanced degree in a specified, technical area. “Don’t worry about being that one thing,”...
[Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012: Direct Write Assembly of 3D Microperiodic Hydrogel Scaffolds For Stem Cell Culture and Tissue Engineering
14 May 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Lucas Osterbur
Stem cells have demonstrated remarkable potential for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine through their ability for self-renewal and controlled differentiation. However, the development of optimal three dimensional (3D) scaffolds that overcome the limitations of 2D cell culture remains...
[Illinois] MechSE Bio Interest Group Seminar Series: Spatially-Patterned Collagen Scaffolds for Orthopedic Tissue Engineering and Regulating Stem Cell Fate
26 Nov 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Steven Caliari
"Regeneration of multi-tissue structures like the tendon-bone junction (TBJ) requires dynamic new biomaterial technologies. The TBJ contains gradations of protein and mineral content that serve to minimize stresses at the interface between the stiff bone and softer tendon to prevent failure....
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Nano-enabled Biological Tissues
11 Oct 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Bradly Alicea
Tissue engineering is a new and vast frontier. Nanotechnology, along with other disciplines, can contribute to the development of novel innovations not previously possible. This slideshow is one person's opinion on how this field should move forward.The introduction given a short overview on how...
Nanomaterials for Bone & Neural Tissue Engineering
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11 Sep 2008 | | Contributor(s):: S. Swaminathan
Tissue engineering is defined as “the application of biological, chemical and engineering principles towards the repair, restoration or regeneration of tissues using scaffolds, cells, factors alone or in combination.” The goal lis to design and develop biodegradable, biocompatible...
Functionalized Nanomaterials at the Interface of Biology and Technology
24 Apr 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dean Ho, National Center for Learning & Teaching in Nanosca
Nanomaterials, such as block copolymeric membranes and nanodiamonds, can be engineered for a broad range of applications in energy and medicine. This presentation will highlight the relevance of these materials as foundations for device fabrication across the spectrum of biology and technology....
Nanomedicine for Treating Organ Failure
02 Jan 2008 | | Contributor(s)::
Nanotechnology has begun to revolutionize numerous science and engineering fields. The use of nanotechnology in medicine has been termed nanomedicine. This presentation will highlight recent advancements in the treating of organ failures (such as orthopedic, vascular, cartilage, central and...
Ethics of Stem Cells and Therapeutic Cloning
27 Nov 2007 | | Contributor(s):: James Leary
Invited lecture for Purdue University course SOC 573
Re-engineering a Healthy Eye Tissue to Restore Damaged Eyesight
02 Aug 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Margarita Shalaev
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that is the leading cause of blindness in the USA and Western Europe. It affects over one million people in the United States alone. One of the symptoms of AMD is a diseased Bruch’s membrane, which is an important layer in the eye. Our...
Bio-nanotechnology: Implications for More Effective Tissue Engineering Materials
06 Mar 2003 | | Contributor(s)::
Nanotechnology can be defined as using materials and systems whose structures and components exhibit novel and significantly changed properties by gaining control of structures at the atomic, molecular, and supramolecular levels. Although many advanced properties for materials with constituent...