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Scientists reverse ageing process in rat brain stem cells

August 16, 2019

New research reveals how increasing brain stiffness as we age causes brain stem cell dysfunction, and demonstrates new…
Normal small intestine mucosa. Image credit: Ed Uthman via Flickr, CC BY 2.0
Scientists found a way to improve regeneration of intestine tissue

August 3, 2019

Time is not good for us. As we age, condition of our bodies start to decline right to…
Biologist’s discovery may advance regenerative medicine

June 7, 2019

A new study by researchers at the University of Virginia and other institutions has discovered a type of…
Microscopic roundworm could be holding secrets of successful repair of damaged nerves

April 30, 2019

Nature can provide us with a lot of inspiration when it comes to science. For example, did you…
Hormone Made Our Ancestors Warm-Blooded but Left Us Susceptible to Heart Damage

March 14, 2019

Although most victims survive the 735,000 heart attacks that occur annually in the U.S., their heart tissue is often irreparably…
Matthias Hebrok, PhD, senior author of the study.
Functional Insulin-Producing Cells Grown In Lab

February 12, 2019

Mimicking Natural Development Yields Stem Cell Breakthrough, Opens Door to Type 1 Diabetes Cure. UC San Francisco researchers…
Old cells repair damage in the brains of MS patients

January 28, 2019

A new study shows that there is a very limited regeneration of cells in the brain of patients…
Justin Annes, Tim Horton and colleagues developed a zinc-loving chemical compound (light blue) that helps deliver drugs that trigger insulin-producing cells in the pancreas (dark blue), but not others (gray), to replicate (red).. Image credit: Christine Gray
Researchers use zinc to target insulin-producing cells with regenerative drug

December 14, 2018

An insulin injection can manage diabetes symptoms, but actually curing the disease would mean healing cells in the…
Scientists design way to track steps of cells’ development

December 10, 2018

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a new tool described as a…
Helping blood cells regenerate after radiation therapy

October 24, 2018

Patients with blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma are often treated by irradiating their bone marrow to…
New Gene Therapy Heals Spinal Cord Injuries in Mice

June 15, 2018

Rats with spinal cord injuries regained the use of their limbs after receiving a new gene therapy which…
Selective neural connections can be reestablished in retina after injury, study finds

May 25, 2018

The brain’s ability to form new neural connections, called neuroplasticity, is crucial to recovery from some types of…
Fasting boosts stem cells’ regenerative capacity

May 4, 2018

As people age, their intestinal stem cells begin to lose their ability to regenerate. These stem cells are…
Immune cells in the retina can spontaneously regenerate

March 26, 2018

Immune cells called microglia can completely repopulate themselves in the retina after being nearly eliminated, according to a…
Low-calorie Diet Enhances Intestinal Regeneration After Injury

March 7, 2018

Dramatic calorie restriction, diets reduced by 40 percent of a normal calorie total, have long been known to…
Gene shown to induce undifferentiated cells during tadpole tail regeneration

November 10, 2017

A group of researchers at the University of Tokyo found that a particular gene, interleukin-11, functions as a key…
Researchers unlock regenerative potential of cells in the mouse retina

July 31, 2017

Cells within an injured mouse eye can be coaxed into regenerating neurons and those new neurons appear to…
Scientists regenerate retinal cells in mice

July 28, 2017

Scientists have successfully regenerated cells in the retina of adult mice at the University of Washington School of…
Mouse Teeth Providing New Insights into Tissue Regeneration

April 28, 2017

Researchers hope to one day use stem cells to heal burns, patch damaged heart tissue, even grow kidneys and…
Team unlocks mystery of zebrafish bone regeneration

April 3, 2017

UO biologists, with the help of zebrafish, now have loose ties to Star Trek, Heroes and Spider-Man. Those…
Team grows heart tissue on spinach leaves

March 28, 2017

Researchers turn to the vascular system of plants to solve a major bioengineering problem blocking the regeneration of…
The intestine has a reservoir of stem cells that are resistant to chemotherapy

March 12, 2017

These comprise a small group of passive stem cells -quiescent- that are activated when needed and have the…
Microgel Composite Could Overcome Fibrin Blockade to Accelerate Healing

January 27, 2017

In regenerative medicine, the ideal repair material would offer properties that seem impossibly contradictory. It must be rigid…
Researcher pursues synthetic ‘scaffolds’ for muscle regeneration

December 21, 2016

The word “engineering” can bring to mind images of bridges, spacecraft and even particle colliders. But the human…
New research helps harness healing based on stem cells

December 21, 2016

The discovery of a regenerative stem cell active in human blood vessels could help patients with diabetes and…
Sirt1 regulates proliferation and regeneration of glial progenitor cells after injury

December 20, 2016

Preemie brains hold specialized cells in reserve that can repair brain injury suffered early in life Developing brains…
How brain tissue recovers after injury

December 16, 2016

A research team led by Associate Professor Mitsuharu ENDO and Professor Yasuhiro MINAMI (both from the Department of…
Adult stem cell types’ heart repair potential probed

November 29, 2016

New research from New Zealand’s University of Otago is providing fresh insights into how a patient’s adult stem…
Our closest worm kin regrow body parts, raising hopes of regeneration in humans

November 28, 2016

What if humans could regrow an amputated arm or leg, or completely restore nervous system function after a…
Blood vessels control brain growth

November 10, 2016

Blood vessels play a vital role in stem cell reproduction, enabling the brain to grow and develop in…
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