News ID: 1027
Published: 0402 GMT September 01, 2014

Tehran, Tokyo to conduct tissue engineering projects

Tehran, Tokyo to conduct  tissue engineering projects

Iranian and Japanese tissue engineers will jointly conduct research on growing human organs, an official said.

Dr. Hamid Gourabi, president of Royan Institute, added that investigators at Isfahan’s Biotechnology Research Center and Tehran's Stem Cell Research Center are planning to implement the project.

Tissue engineering is the science of growing replacement organs and tissue in the lab to replace damaged or diseased tissue. The process usually starts with a three-dimensional structure that is used to support cells as they grow and develop.

Skin, blood vessels, bladders, trachea, esophagus, muscle and other types of tissue have been successfully engineered and some of these tissues have already been used in treating human diseases.

 

   
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Resource: Iran Daily
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