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Gene therapy progress and prospects: in tissue engineering.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16177815     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tissue engineering (TE) has existed for several years as an area spanning many disciplines, including medicine and engineering. The use of stem cells as a biological basis for TE coupled with advances in materials science has opened up an entirely new chapter in medicine and holds the promise of major contributions to the repair, replacement and regeneration of damaged tissues and organs. In this article, we review the spectrum of stem cells and scaffolds being investigated for their potential applications in medicine.
J Polak; L Hench
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gene therapy     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0969-7128     ISO Abbreviation:  Gene Ther.     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-06     Completed Date:  2006-03-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9421525     Medline TA:  Gene Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1725-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Centre, Imperial College London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Substitutes
Gene Therapy / methods,  trends*
Models, Animal
Stem Cell Transplantation
Stem Cells
Tissue Engineering / methods,  trends*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bone Substitutes

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