Journal of Materials Chemistry B Paper featured in Materials Views

A paper by Dr Tal Dvir of Tel Aviv University has been featured in Materials Views: Gold nanofibers improve heart function.

This paper reports on the fabrication of new scaffolds for cardiac tissue engineering, featuring the incorporation of gold nanoparticles into a 3D fibrous matrix. Improved connectivity and electrical signalling transfer were observed in cells cultured on the composite biomaterials, compared to cells cultured on scaffolds without nanoparticles. These scaffolds may potentially lead to a new treatment and an improved outcome for patients whose cardiac tissue has been damaged during a heart attack.

The full research paper can be found here:

Nanoengineering gold particle composite fibers for cardiac tissue engineering
Michal Shevach, Ben M. Maoz, Ron Feiner, Assaf Shapira and Tal Dvir

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