Image provided by Aurora Turgeon, Ryan Bailey Lab
Research funded by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the 3M Corporation
Specially engineered substances called instructive biomaterials have the potential to induce regeneration of or replace damaged tissues and organs. The microscopic scaffolding in this image is designed to aid the regrowth of blood vessels. Better models are needed to elucidate the important mechanisms associated with regeneration processes.