Organoid technology have allowed scientists to grow 3D tissue structures similar to organs like the heart and lungs. This is the first time that researchers have developed mini-intestine organoids that carry out multiple intestinal functions due to its extended lifespan.
Researchers from Stanford University develop injectable hydrogels to prolong the release of vaccines in the body and boost the immune system. Mayo Clinic researchers also developed another type of injectable hydrogels for injuries involving blood vessels.
A team from Hokkaido University discover how hydrogels can remember and forget in a similar way that humans retain memory. Similar to humans, intensity, learning time, and environment impact the 'memory' of hydrogels.
Innovative and cutting-edge technology using hydrogel is now given a newly developed application. Instead of silicon and chips, they created bio-responsive 3-D prints that look like a print or a tattoo.
An exciting breakthrough in stem cell research was just announced by the University of Toronto. Using a gel-like biomaterial, scientists were able to prolong the lives of stem cells, improve their integration in living tissues, improve motor coordination following stroke, and even restore partial vision to the blind.