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Materials 2013, 6(4), 1333-1359; doi:10.3390/ma6041333
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How Can Nanotechnology Help to Repair the Body? Advances in Cardiac, Skin, Bone, Cartilage and Nerve Tissue Regeneration

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Received: 6 January 2013; in revised form: 20 March 2013 / Accepted: 20 March 2013 / Published: 28 March 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Nanoscale Biomaterials)
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Abstract: Nanotechnologists have become involved in regenerative medicine via creation of biomaterials and nanostructures with potential clinical implications. Their aim is to develop systems that can mimic, reinforce or even create in vivo tissue repair strategies. In fact, in the last decade, important advances in the field of tissue engineering, cell therapy and cell delivery have already been achieved. In this review, we will delve into the latest research advances and discuss whether cell and/or tissue repair devices are a possibility. Focusing on the application of nanotechnology in tissue engineering research, this review highlights recent advances in the application of nano-engineered scaffolds designed to replace or restore the followed tissues: (i) skin; (ii) cartilage; (iii) bone; (iv) nerve; and (v) cardiac.
Keywords: nanotechnology; bio-scaffold; tissue engineering; nanostructures nanotechnology; bio-scaffold; tissue engineering; nanostructures
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Perán, M.; García, M.A.; Lopez-Ruiz, E.; Jiménez, G.; Marchal, J.A. How Can Nanotechnology Help to Repair the Body? Advances in Cardiac, Skin, Bone, Cartilage and Nerve Tissue Regeneration. Materials 2013, 6, 1333-1359.

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Perán M, García MA, Lopez-Ruiz E, Jiménez G, Marchal JA. How Can Nanotechnology Help to Repair the Body? Advances in Cardiac, Skin, Bone, Cartilage and Nerve Tissue Regeneration. Materials. 2013; 6(4):1333-1359.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Perán, Macarena; García, María A.; Lopez-Ruiz, Elena; Jiménez, Gema; Marchal, Juan A. 2013. "How Can Nanotechnology Help to Repair the Body? Advances in Cardiac, Skin, Bone, Cartilage and Nerve Tissue Regeneration." Materials 6, no. 4: 1333-1359.


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