7 Results for 'Organ Engineering'
Peptide-based drug delivery to target the brain
The blood-brain-barrier (BBB) is a protective membrane that shields the brain from pathogens, toxins and large water-soluble molecules. Blood vessels throughout the body are lined by endothelial cells that allow some materials to flow from the blood stream into the surrounding tissues. In the brain however, the endothelial cells are more tightly coupled to prevent...
Engineering organoids to recapitulate brain tissue
The ability to derive and manipulate pluripotent stem cells has opened up new avenues for modeling biological systems in both healthy and diseased conditions. In order to more fully recapitulate the tissue microenvironment with its cell-cell, cell-extracellular matrix, and cell-niche interactions, it is essential to transition stem-cell culturing from monolayers to 3D structures. Self-organization of...