A team of Portuguese students was selected for the “Spin your Thesis!” Program of the European Space Agency (ESA), organized annually by its Education Office.
This paper reviews recent skin regeneration and repair strategies, describing their major advantages and limitations and providing future prospects on the use of advanced strategies based on both bottom-up and top-down approaches through the combination of biomaterials, cells, growth factors and biomanufacturing techniques. This paper was written by Rúben Pereira in collaboration with the team of Professor Paulo Bártolo, from the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (CRDSP), Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (Portugal).
Biomatter‘s Special Focus issue
Guest Edited by Suwan N. Jayasinghe
My thoughts behind this challenge was to bring together some leading scientists in this ever expanding field to highlight advances made in their respective expertise, under the remit of biomaterials, which will bioengineer tomorrow’s healthcare.
The website of Biomatter was redesigned and launched on June 2013. The information available is the same, but now includes a scrolling carousel featuring articles from the current issue. It also auto-posts the most recent articles at the bottom of the home page so that visitors will constantly have links to the newest articles. More details available at www.biomatterjournal.com.
In 2013 the Biomaterials Network (Biomat.net) is celebrating its 15th anniversary! For an internet portal 15 years is old age. Biomat.net has changed considerably over the years, from essentially a newsletter, back in 1998, when almost no one had a website, to a blog on facebook. More details at www.biomat.net.
The new image and website of INEB were launched on May 2013. The new image includes a redesigned logo, conceived to better communicate the multidisciplinarity of INEB’s research. The new website allows a comprehensive understanding of INEB’s research activity in several fields of biomedical engineering. More details available at www.ineb.up.pt.
Biomatter‘s Special Focus issue
Guest Edited by Glenn D. Prestwich
In a recent issue of Science Translational Medicine, a multidisciplinary group of thought leaders in the field of biomaterial research and development contributed to a collection of opinion pieces highlighting the unique challenges and opportunities involved in translating biomaterials for use in humans.1
Pavilhão do Conhecimento
This evening was about human enhancement. In a society that values performance, how far can/should we go in order to become faster, more efficient, more intelligent? Does enhanced mean better? Which superpowers would you like to have?
The pre-release screening of the documentary “Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement“, by Regan Brashear was exhibited and followed take by a round table discussion with the director, along with national and international scientists.
Medline, which is Part of the US National Library of Medicine, is freely available through PubMed and is the most prestigious and widely used database of biomedical literature. Considering Medline’s stringent requirements for indexing new journals, this inclusion confirms the quality of Biomatter. Being indexed will be instrumental in increasing the visibility of the journal and thus reaching more readers, who find the articles they are interested in through Pubmed. Medline has back- indexed Biomatter’s contents since its first issue in September 2011.