On the cover: Biomaterial breakthrough
Research led by Dr Hossein Heris of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Dr Jamal Daoud of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is featured on the cover of the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials. Their article describes the successful adhesion of human fibroblast cells to a scaffold biomaterial composed of hyaluronic acid and gelatin composite microgels. The findings may lead to better treatments for people affected by vocal cord injury or disease. Co-authors on the paper include Prof Luc Mongeau (Dept of Mechanical Engineering), Prof Maryam Tabrizian (Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Dept of Anatomy and Cell Biology), Dr Hojatollah Vali (Dept of Anatomy and Cell Biology), and Dr Sara Sheibani (Dept of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Defence R&D Canada).