Patching up a broken heart

16 Jun 2017

It is almost impossible for an injured heart to fully mend itself. Within minutes of being deprived of oxygen – as happens during a heart attack when arteries to the heart are blocked – the heart’s muscle cells start to die. Sanjay Sinha wants to mend these hearts so that they work again. 

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Body builders: collagen scaffolds

04 Jun 2014

Miniature scaffolds made from collagen – the ‘glue’ that holds our bodies together – are being used to heal damaged joints, and could be used to develop new cancer therapies or help repair the heart after a heart attack.

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Profile: graduate student Samuel Wilberforce

31 Jan 2013

Graduate student Samuel Wilberforce and the Medical Materials Group are at the forefront of research into bone implants that could bring therapeutic benefits for years to come. For Samuel, studying at Cambridge is the latest in a personal journey that started in the small Ghanian city of his birth

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Microtomographic image showing the 3D structure of a resorbable support material designed to allow in-growth as it degrades

Next-generation medical implants

01 Sep 2008

At the Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials, a highly interdisciplinary approach is meeting the challenge of bioengineering new materials for the human body.

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