Back in 2003, the National Science Foundation published a report titled "The Emergence of Tissue Engineering as a Research Field" A lot of things have happened since then, but it encapsulates all the basics, and not so basics, to get a good feeling of what Tissue Engineering is about. Click here to read it. I promise that in my next post I will write a summary basic enough for everyone to understand. I was asked today why I wanted to write this blog... I think that the field needs some push and also some reevaluation; let this be, along with my publications, a little bit of a contribution.