Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Injury and Recovery

Synthetic scaffolding can be used to regenerate biological tissue, such as muscle, tendons, and ligaments. When perfected, this biotechnological feat will help many injured athletes recover more quickly. Dr.Cato Laurencin explains the new developments in reconstruction. You could show this video in a biology class when learning about bioengineering, or in an engineering class to inspire learners to enter the field.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations

  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Exposes emerging engineers to advancements in biotechnology
  • High-quality video produced by the National Science Foundation and NBC
  • Incorporates the exciting sport of alpine ski racing
Cons

  • None
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