How can we use magnets to grow bones?

By LifETIME CDT Student: Emma Kelly (University of Glasgow) Did you know bone tissue is the second most transplanted tissue worldwide? We use bone transplants, called bone grafts, to treat various types of damage to bones such as fractures that won’t heal, to replace part of a bone that was surgically removed and skeletal abnormalities. However,

Protein self-functionalisation: evolving the hydrogel paradigm

By LifETIME CDT Student: Alexandre Trubert (University of Glasgow) The field of tissue engineering has greatly excelled in recent years, scientists are now able to heal a variety of body tissues ranging from bone defects to whole internal organs; the practice of tissue engineering pivotally relies on materials compatible with the body, termed biomaterials, that act as scaffolds to guide tissue regeneration. Engineers have a variety