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Tissue engineers recruit cells to make their own strong matrix


November 9, 2015

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Extracellular matrix (ECM) is the material that gives tissues their strength and stretch. It's been hard to make well in the lab, but a Brown University team reports new success. The key was creating a culture environment that guided cells to make ECM themselves.Full Story

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