Tissue engineering

Tissue engineering is a set of methods that can replace or repair damaged or diseased tissues with natural, synthetic, or semisynthetic tissue mimics. These mimics can either be fully functional or will grow into the required functionality.

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News and Comment

  • Comments & Opinion |

    Antibiotic use in livestock and aquaculture production is driving resistance to medically important antibiotics. Producing meat through alternative methods, such as cultivated meat, offers an opportunity to decouple antibiotics from meat.

    • Eileen McNamara
    •  & Claire Bomkamp
    Nature Food 3, 791-794
  • Comments & Opinion |

    The burgeoning field of cultured meat is racing to achieve the minimal standards required for market access. We argue that the focus must shift to a higher, mission-based standard based on transparency and collective processes.

    • Dwayne Holmes
    • , David Humbird
    •  & Isha Datar
    Nature Food 3, 785-787
  • News & Views |

    Porcine dermal collagen was chemically and photochemically bioengineered into an implantable tissue mimicking the human corneal extracellular matrix. The implant presents a simpler and safer method than donor cornea transplantation while delivering equivalent outcomes, and has restored vision to people with advanced keratoconus in resource-limited regions, where the burden of blindness is highest.

  • News & Views |

    Animal-derived serum use in culture media is a financial, ethical and sustainability challenge for scaling up cultured meat production. Now, an omics approach has identified key cellular signals that allow myocytes to develop in the absence of animal serum.

    • Laura J. Domigan
    • , Vaughan Feisst
    •  & Olivia J. Ogilvie
    Nature Food 3, 9-10