Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Bioartificial organs: Spanish researchers replace pig corneal cells with human stem cells

Date:
April 19, 2011
Source:
University of Granada
Summary:
Researchers in Spain have made progress toward bioartificial organs by extracting pig corneal cells and replacing them with human stem cells.

Researchers at the University of Granada have made progress toward bioartificial organs by extracting pig corneal cells and replacing them with human stem cells.

This method, known as decellularization and recellulation, allows scientists to maintain the basic structure of the cornea and replace its cellular components.

The research group is composed of professors Antonio Campos and Miguel Alaminos (histologists), Marνa del Mar Pιrez, Ana Ionescu and Juan de la Cruz Cardona (opticians) and the ophthalmologist Miguel Gonzαlez Andrades, University Hospital San Cecilio, Granada. Their results are published online in the research journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.

An artificial cornea

The University of Granada researchers belong to the same research group that made an artificial cornea with biomaterials designed at the Tissue Engineering Laboratory of the University of Granada, which is currently on the preparatory stage to start a clinical trial.

At present, the authors of this study are promoting the establishment of an Institute for Tissue Engineering in Granada, which is currently on the feasibility and design phase.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by University of Granada. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Journal Reference:

  1. M. Gonzalez-Andrades, J. de la Cruz Cardona, A. M. Ionescu, A. Campos, M. del Mar Perez, M. Alaminos. Generation of Bioengineered Corneas with Decellularized Xenografts and Human Keratocytes. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 2010; 52 (1): 215 DOI: 10.1167/iovs.09-4773

Cite This Page:

University of Granada. "Bioartificial organs: Spanish researchers replace pig corneal cells with human stem cells." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 19 April 2011. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110414101647.htm>.
University of Granada. (2011, April 19). Bioartificial organs: Spanish researchers replace pig corneal cells with human stem cells. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110414101647.htm
University of Granada. "Bioartificial organs: Spanish researchers replace pig corneal cells with human stem cells." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110414101647.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

Share This



More Plants & Animals News

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Mich. Boy Unearths 10,000-Year-Old Mastodon Tooth

Mich. Boy Unearths 10,000-Year-Old Mastodon Tooth

Newsy (Apr. 20, 2014) — A 9-year-old Michigan boy was exploring a creek when he came across a 10,000-year-old tooth from a prehistoric mastodon. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home

Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home

AP (Apr. 18, 2014) — Dairy farmers and ethnic groups in Vermont are both benefiting from a unique collaborative effort that's feeding a growing need for fresh and affordable goat meat. (April 18) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com
Man Claims He Found Loch Ness Monster With... Apple Maps?

Man Claims He Found Loch Ness Monster With... Apple Maps?

Newsy (Apr. 18, 2014) — Andy Dixon showed the Daily Mail a screenshot of what he believes to be the mythical beast swimming just below the lake's surface. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
First Ever 'Female Penis' Discovered In Animal Kingdom

First Ever 'Female Penis' Discovered In Animal Kingdom

Newsy (Apr. 18, 2014) — Not only are these newly discovered bugs' sex organs reversed, but they also mate for up to 70 hours. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
 
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:  

Breaking News:
from the past week

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:  

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile iPhone Android Web
Follow Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins