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August 23, 2013 By Andy Ross

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Weaving for transplants

Did you know that weaving is often used in medicine?

From bandages to tubes for implants, weave plays an important role. Now some scientists have come up with a way to spin a fibre which mixes polymer with cells. The resulting fibre (can I call it that?) can be woven and these scientists made blood vessels. Isn't that amazing?