Artists create works of art with the tip of a pencil, scientists create works of art on the tip of a pencil. This miniature castle, 3D-printed at TU Vienna, made first place at the Austrian Wiki Science Competition 2017.
Save the date! This year's Cluster Meeting will be held on March 12th and 13th at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, Vienna.
Andreas Traweger was granted a research professorship for regenerative biology at the Paracelsus Medical University.
In course of the competition Best of Biotech the BMWFW awarded the best concepts in the field of life sciences. The Special Medtech award went to MorphoMed, an associated member of the Austrian Cluster for Tissue Regeneration.
"Welcome to the Cluster.
Our objective is to better understand musculo-skeletal tissue regeneration to improve diagnostics and therapeutic measures in an entirely interdisciplinary and translational approach."
from trauma to tissue regeneration...
from molecules to clinics...
Regeneration after trauma or injury is a fascinating and complex process. Some species are more capable of regenerating different body parts, tissues or organs while others possess only very limited regenerative abilities. Hydra for example, a freshwater polyp, can regenerate its entire body. Polyps are the early stage of what is commonly known as a jellyfish. After injuries, Hydra can rearrange its existing tissue which leads to a full regeneration of the lost parts.
We humans in contrast can only dream about regenerating whole body parts. Tissues or organs can to a certain extend be regenerated, but mammals and thus humans have bad regenerative capabilities compared to other animal groups. What is biologically possible and what can be supported by engineered materials is part of many research projects all over the world.