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Skin Regeneration May Help Burn Victims
2013-06-04 08:47:33

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Much like the liver, it is thought that human skin once had the ability to regenerate. Over time, however, this ability was lost. Anthony Metcalfe professor of burns and wounds at the University of Brighton and director of research at the Blond McIndoe Research Foundation, led a team of researchers who are attempting to restart the process. "The idea that humans once had the ability to regenerate skin comes from the notion that...

2013-06-03 13:30:35

Penn Medicine study highlights interplay between immune system and tissue regeneration Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have determined the role of a key growth factor, found in skin cells of limited quantities in humans, which helps hair follicles form and regenerate during the wound healing process. When this growth factor, called Fgf9, was overexpressed in a mouse model, there was a two- to three-fold increase in the number of new hair...

Macrophages Key In Salamander Regeneration
2013-05-21 15:06:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For years, scientists have considered salamanders the ℠Holy Grail´ of biological regeneration. Now, a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has revealed an exciting step forward in the quest to adapt this ability for medical use in humans. Based on experiments with the tiny amphibians, researchers from the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute at Monash University have found that elements of a...

2013-04-22 14:15:38

UC San Francisco Study Examines Role of Immune Cell in Triggering Muscle Regrowth UC San Francisco scientists have discovered that muscle repair requires the action of two types of cells better known for causing inflammation and forming fat. The finding in mice, published in the April 11 issue of Cell, showed that a well-known immune cell called the eosinophil  [ee-oh-SIN-oh-fil] carries out the beneficial role in two ways — by clearing out cellular debris from damaged tissue...

2013-04-17 18:38:13

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a specific gene that regulates the heart's ability to regenerate after injuries. The function of the gene, called Meis1, in the heart was not known previously. The findings of the UTSW investigation are available online in Nature. "We found that the activity of the Meis1 gene increases significantly in heart cells soon after birth, right around the time heart muscle cells stop dividing. Based on this observation we asked a...


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