Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tissue Engineering Research

The link above leads to a website on recent tissue engineering and what is yet to come from it in the future. Engineers and many researchers have come to together as a team and succeeded in many new and exciting experiments. These experiments include growing an ear on off of a genetically hairless and non-immune bred mouse, a bioreactor which cultivates cartilage, heart valves and blood vessels, and a bioreactor that keeps cells in consistent free fall which allows them to grow more developed. These experiments seem to be the beginning steps and actions towards a new and healthier future. The present and future goal for scientists is to be able to grow and create full functioning organs on demand for the thousands of lives who are on a waiting list. The fact that these experiments do not collide with any ethical issues makes the power of the tissue engineering that much greater and more promising for a greater future.

What is Tissue Engineering?


Links to other new findings in tissue engineering:

Monday, October 4, 2010

Epithelial, Connective, Muscle, and Nervous Tissues

The following slide show consists of the four main tissues found in the body; Epithelial, Connective, Muscle, and Nervous Tissues. The pictures were taken in the sixth hour Anatomy and Physiology class using a microscope and specialized camera during a histology lab. The point of this lab was to be able to recognize how the varying tissues are different from one another visually. Each tissue was captured under two different magnifications; X10: 100 and X40: 400.