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Flaxseed-like particles can now grow bone, cartilage tissues for humans

April 13, 2018
| By: Lorian Hopcus
Human stem cells have shown potential in medicine as they can transform into various specialized cell types such as bone and cartilage cells. The current approach to obtain such specialized cells is to subject stem cells to specialized instructive protein molecules known as growth factors. However, use of growth factors in the human body can generate harmful effects including unwanted tissue growth, such as a tumor. Researchers at Texas A&M University have explored a new class of clay nanoparticles that can direct stem cells to become bone or cartilage cells.

Biomedical engineering professors elected to American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows

April 11, 2018
| By: Marcus Misztal
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Dr. Duncan Maitland, the Professor Stewart and Stevenson Professorship I and associate department head, and Dr. Melissa A. Grunlan, professor, both in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, to its College of Fellows. They were nominated, reviewed and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for outstanding contributions their fields.

Researchers in the Inspired Nanomaterials and Tissue Engineering Laboratory develop injectable bandage

March 29, 2018
| By: Marcus Misztal
In a recent article published in Acta Biomaterialia, Dr. Akhilesh K. Gaharwar, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, uses kappa-carrageenan and nanosilicates to form injectable hydrogels to promote hemostasis (the process to stop bleeding) and facilitate wound healing via a controlled release of therapeutics.

Engineering students volunteer time to assist FEMA in aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

March 8, 2018
| By: Jennifer Reiley
The wind and water have subsided after Hurricane Harvey swept through Texas in August, but the road to recovery is long. To help the process move along, 32 engineering students from Texas A&M University spent their winter break assisting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as site inspectors.
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