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Growing Organs and Helping Wounds Heal

Sun, 08/01/2010 - 8:36pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A stretchy new fabric made by linking together the proteins found in muscle tissue could provide a scaffold for growing new organs. It could also be used as a coating for bandages to help wounds heal quickly and with less scarring. The fabric was made in the laboratory of Kevin Kit Parker, a professor at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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