Chapter 2

Chapter 2 Technology: Regenerative medicine and Pimm

Regenerative medicine is the science and technology built around stem cells’ regenerative capacity. This is a whole new concept compared to the traditional medicine: the aim is to facilitate and amplify or replace the native regenerative potential of the organism, the targeted tissue or organ based on the results of developmental biology and biotechnology. Classical medicine focuses on the patomechanism of the illness, the elimination of cell death, and tissue protection, while regenerative research does not care about the causes of the injury, and its aim is not to eliminate the harmful effects of the injury, but to replace, and renew the damaged function. Here, in the NIH Glossary, you can acquire the basic language of stem cell biology.
The concept of regeneration: the levels of regeneration In vivo regeneration: Molecule-based therapies and regeneration
Cell-based therapies and regeneration
Organellar regeneration: the mitochondria
In vitro regeneration:
Tissue engineering: muscle, brain, blood, bone, cartilage
Organ engineering: heart, liver, kidney, lung
Biocompatible materials
3D printing, tissue, organ printing
Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine
Differentiate regenerative medicine and immortalisation technology from genetic engineering.

The mathematics and modelling of pimm

The coming, putative killer apps of human regenerative medicine:
– cord blood cells
– bioengineered replacement tooth
– bioengineered skin


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