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Art of Science Gallery 02

Guideposts for growth
Zeiss LSM 710 Confocal Microscope

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.