Issue Date: July 9, 2012
Sugar Scaffold Templates Blood Vessels
Sacrificial glass lattices made of sugar provide a new way to pattern blood vessels to create large engineered tissues that could be used to construct artificial organs, a team of researchers reports (Nat. Mater., DOI: 10.1038/nmat3357).
Cells in the center of thick lab-grown tissues usually die because they are too far away from a source of nutrients. The lack of methods to incorporate . . .
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