Thursday, April 23, 2009

Nanotechnology and regenerative medicine

Nanotechnology is contributing greatly to regenerative medicine, particularly by creating nanometer pores and associated nanometer surface features to improve bladder tissue growth while inhibiting bladder calcium stone formation, which is a common disease affecting 5.2% of adults in the US with a high rate of recurrence.

The article covers the work of Young Wook Chun (BME PhD student from Professor Webster's lab) who is creating nanostructured polymers to repair injured bladders.