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2012

Laboratory Update

Quick update from the lab (warning! this is more geeky than usual.) To clarify: we are proposing, prototyping and developing a proof-of-concept clinically engineered football – a football which will be grown from living animal ...

Apr, 16

Football Culture

A question which we continually return to in our Pigs Bladder Football project is “How much does the game determine the type of ball and how much does the ball determine the type of game?” ...

Apr, 10

Science and Art, notes

Something which I had completely forgotten from when I first saw the Anthony Atala talk (see previous post) is that he begins by showing us a painting which was produced in 1996 by an artist ...

Apr, 02

Anthony Atala on Growing Organs

Our production schedule is well underway: mouse cells are growing but need more! scaffold in development new source identified for pigs bladder tissue material So this week I decided to revisit a TED (Technology, Enertainment ...

Apr, 02

Cells in Culture – week 2

I can’t control the growth of the cells, but, having obtained most of them myself from different animal tissues, and observed and facilitated their growth over several months, I feel in control now of the ...

Mar, 26

new weekly blog posts….

This is the first of my new weekly dispatches from the UK Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Centre (Liverpool) where I am working as an artist in residence.  Tissue engineering is a field growing in importance: ...

Mar, 19

#3 – 3D FORMS

Having achieved cell adherence onto different patch materials it will be important to attempt to grow cells onto 3D forms, starting with some simple cubes of mesh and work towards growing the cells onto a ...

Mar, 12

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