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Latest Regeneration Stories

2011-12-05 13:01:24

Damage to podocytes -- a specialized type of epithelial cell in the kidney -- occurs in more than 90 percent of all chronic kidney disease.

Stem cell research
2011-12-03 11:49:12

Researchers have identified a new and relatively abundant pool of stem cells in the heart.

2011-11-29 19:05:00

A team of scientists from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and CellThera, a private company located in WPI's Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center, have regenerated functional muscle tissue in mice, opening the door for a new clinical therapy to treat people who suffer major muscle trauma.

2011-11-28 17:13:10

In liver disease, extent of tissue damage depends on the balance between the generation of scar tissue and the regeneration of new liver cells.

2011-11-21 09:37:13

A new study in Nature Medicine describes how different types of immune system T-cells alternately discourage and encourage stem cells to regrow bone and tissue, bringing into sharp focus the importance of the transplant recipient's immune system in stem cell regeneration.

2011-11-15 19:40:47

After a heart attack, the portions of the heart damaged by a lack of oxygen become scar tissue.

2011-11-15 06:44:18

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered the therapeutic benefit of fetal stem cells in helping the maternal heart recover after heart attack or other injury.


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  • A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
  • (in plural) Money; cash.
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