Latest Regeneration Stories

2011-11-15 19:40:47

After a heart attack, the portions of the heart damaged by a lack of oxygen become scar tissue. Researchers have long sought ways to avoid this scarring, which can harden the walls of the heart, lessen its ability to pump blood throughout the body and eventually lead to heart failure. But new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine shows that interrupting this process can weaken heart function even further. In a study appearing online November 15,...

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. The research, which marks a significant advancement in cardiac regenerative medicine, was presented today at the American Heart Association's (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2011 in Orlando, Florida, and is also published in the current issue of Circulation Research, a journal of the AHA. In the first study of its...

2011-10-31 10:14:47

Study's authors show blood vessels support lung regeneration and their findings could potentially open the door to therapy for lung disorders Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College say they have taken an important step forward in their quest to "turn on" lung regeneration -- an advance that could effectively treat millions of people suffering from respiratory disorders. In the Oct. 28 issue of the journal Cell, the research team reports that they have uncovered the biochemical...

2011-10-27 15:39:01

Researchers have now identified and characterized adult stem cells that have the capacity to regenerate lung tissue. The findings, which come from studies of isolated human stem cells and of mice infected with a particularly nasty strain of H1N1 influenza virus, could lead to new regenerative therapies for acute and chronic airway diseases, according to the report published in the October 28th issue of the journal Cell, a Cell Press publication. "This virus is as close as you can get to...

2011-10-13 10:25:22

New research has found that stem cells derived from human cord blood could be an effective alternative in repairing heart attacks. At least 20 million people survive heart attacks and strokes every year, according to World Health Organization estimates, but many have poor life expectancy and require continual costly clinical care.  The use of patient´s own stem cells may repair heart attacks, although their benefit may be limited due to scarce availability and ageing.  The...

2011-09-29 07:00:00

Aderans Research experts shared their findings across the country this month, from Atlanta to Alaska. Distinguished representatives from the hair regeneration institute were invited to present at two prestigious conferences: the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) 19th Annual Scientific Meeting and the Georgia Life Sciences Summit 2011. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 29, 2011 Aderans Research experts shared their findings across the country this month, from Atlanta to...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.