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Researcher develops nanosystem that promotes regeneration after root canals


A novel nanosystem developed by Anil Kishen, a professor in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry, shows promising results…
Damaged hearts can be repaired using a frozen silk trick

October 5, 2019

How do you repair a damaged heart? With love? Gifts of candy and flowers? Romantic actions? Well, no.…
Adult fly intestine could help understand intestinal regeneration

September 26, 2019

Intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) are exposed to diverse types of environmental stresses such as bacteria and toxins, but…
New cells identified that repair tissue

September 25, 2019

The researchers, who are supported by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, say these cells, which are abundant…
Peptide hydrogels could help heal traumatic brain injuries

August 29, 2019

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) –– defined as a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts normal…
New stem cell combination could help to repair damaged hearts

August 16, 2019

A combination of heart cells derived from human stem cells could be the answer to developing a desperately-needed…
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…
Cell combo might unlock a heart repair strategy

August 7, 2019

A combination of two different kinds of heart cells, derived from stem cells, might be key to designing…
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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…
Mapping Cells in the Immortal Regenerating Hydra

July 26, 2019

The tiny hydra, a freshwater invertebrate related to jellyfish and corals, has an amazing ability to renew its…
Tapping into the Way Cells Communicate

July 3, 2019

A new technology discovered by a team including UConn School of Dental Medicine researchers records cellular communication in…
Scientists find new type of cell that helps tadpoles’ tails regenerate

May 29, 2019

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have uncovered a specialised population of skin cells that coordinate tail regeneration…
Researchers find protein that suppresses muscle repair in mice

May 29, 2019

Researchers report that a protein known to be important to protein synthesis also influences muscle regeneration and regrowth…
New understanding of how cells form tunnels may help in treating wounds, tumors

May 22, 2019

A simple slice of the finger sends a complex series of interactions between types of cells into motion.…
Injections, exercise promote muscle regrowth after atrophy in mice, study finds

May 15, 2019

By injecting cells that support blood vessel growth into muscles depleted by inactivity, researchers say they are able…
Missing Molecule Hobbles Cell Movement

May 14, 2019

Cells missing a certain protein on their surface can’t move normally, UConn researchers reported in Science Signaling. The research…
Messenger cells bring good news for bone healing

May 14, 2019

How do bones heal, and how could they heal better? The answer to these questions may lie in…
‘Bad guy’ fibrocytes could help rebuild damaged tissue

May 10, 2019

Could a blood cell type responsible for scarring and diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis be repurposed to help…
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…
Orthopedic injury therapy in rodents may soon be headed to the clinic

April 30, 2019

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has developed a promising new cell therapy with…
In cellular world, strong relationships the key to healing old wounds

April 12, 2019

Yale scientists with colleagues at University College London have taken the next step towards unravelling how cells work…
Clear Advance for Corneal Regeneration

March 29, 2019

An adhesive gel packed with light-activated chemicals can seal cuts or ulcers on the cornea, the clear surface…
New Study Reshapes Understanding of How the Brain Recovers from Injury

March 27, 2019

New research, which appeared in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, sheds light on how the damage…
New technique could help regrow tissue lost to periodontal disease

March 26, 2019

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about half of all Americans will have periodontal…
Engineer to develop a drug-filled gel to repair heart after heart attack

February 25, 2019

After a heart attack, the cells in the heart muscle cannot get enough nutrients and oxygen to survive,…
Natural Killer cells used to treat chronic pain by removing damaged nerves after injury

February 5, 2019

Damage to nerves during surgery or after an injury such as a slipped disc can lead to long-term…
Feeling groovy: Neurons integrate better with muscle grown on grooved platforms

January 23, 2019

Growing muscle tissue on grooved platforms helps neurons more effectively integrate with the muscle, a requirement for engineering…
3D Printed Implants Show Promise for Treating Spinal Cord Injury

January 18, 2019

3D printed implants could one day help restore neural connections and lost motor function in patients with spinal…
3D Printed Implant Promotes Nerve Cell Growth to Treat Spinal Cord Injury

January 15, 2019

For the first time, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Institute of Engineering…
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Researchers restore breathing and partial forelimb function in rats with chronic spinal cord injuries

December 21, 2018

Millions of people worldwide are living with chronic spinal cord injuries, with 250,000 to 500,000 new cases each…
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