Archive: September 30, 2022

Sweet and sticky: Using Sugars to Develop Regenerative Therapies.

By LifETIME CDT Student: Amaziah Alipio (University of Birmingham) Deaths from chronic and advanced liver disease such as liver cirrhosis and cancer accounts for over 2.4% of total deaths globally in 2017. The only effective therapy for chronic liver diseases is liver transplantation, however, the lack of available donor organs is a critical limitation in therapy.

Sustainable and Guilt-Free Meat – How to Have Your Burger and Eat it

By LifETIME CDT Student: Adam Efrat (University of Birmingham) It is now undeniable that mass livestock farming is actively killing our planet. Livestock farming already accounts for more pollution than all forms of transport combined and with global appetites for meat growing, it is only going to get worse. The environmental impact of livestock farming is

Stretching the possibilities: development of a resilin-based hydrogel for tissue engineering.

By LifETIME CDT Student: Cameron McAnespie (University of Glasgow) Biomaterials have been extensively employed in drug discovery and regenerative medicine to better mimic the three-dimensional nature of the extracellular matrix (ECM). Hydrogels are an optimal choice because they form a mesh-like structure that biomolecules can be trapped in, creating an environment favourable to cell growth (shown