Articles

Tissue engineering

Science  14 May 1993:
Vol. 260, Issue 5110, pp. 920-926
DOI: 10.1126/science.8493529

Abstract

The loss or failure of an organ or tissue is one of the most frequent, devastating, and costly problems in human health care. A new field, tissue engineering, applies the principles of biology and engineering to the development of functional substitutes for damaged tissue. This article discusses the foundations and challenges of this interdisciplinary field and its attempts to provide solutions to tissue creation and repair.

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