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Harvard-MIT Bio-engineers grow 3D brain tissue in lab

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How to Build a Tissue Box Catapult

How to Build a Tissue Box Catapult - Fun STEM project! Make it an experiment by modifying the design or by testing different materials to see how far they shoot.

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Engineers grow functional human cartilage in lab

Vunjak-Novakovic's team succeeded in growing cartilage with physiologic architecture and strength by radically changing the tissue-engineering approach: inducing the mesenchymal stem cells to undergo a condensation stage as they do in the body before starting to make cartilage.

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Forget solid, liquid, and gas: there are in fact more than 500 phases of matter -In a major paper in Science, Perimeter Faculty member Xiao-Gang Wen reveals a modern reclassification of all of them. http://www.nanowerk.com/news2/newsid=28214.php#

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"The synthetic scaffold of an ear sits bathed in cartilage-producing cells, part of an effort to grow new ears for wounded soldiers." http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/03/big-idea/organ-regeneration-text

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Silk bio-ink could help advance tissue engineering with 3-D printers - http://bioengineer.org/silk-bio-ink-help-advance-tissue-engineering-3-d-printers/

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