Contact: Ken Kingery
Caption: Tiny interwoven fibers make up the three-dimensional fabric "scaffold" into which a strong, pliable hydrogel is integrated and injected with stem cells, forming a framework for growing cartilage. This image appears on the cover of the Dec. 17, 2013, issue of Advanced Functional Materials.
Credit: courtesy of Frank Moutos and Farshid Guilak
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