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Regenerative Heart Medicine Could Get Boost With Nanotechnology
2013-03-21 12:06:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a new visualization technique which they believe could eventually help make the repair of damaged hearts through regenerative medicine a reality. In a study published in Wednesday´s edition of the journal Science Translational Medicine, senior author and Stanford radiology professor Sam Gambhir and colleagues describe how they plan to mark the stem cells...

2013-03-12 22:45:12

New technique enables more precise design of tissue architecture Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a new "plug-and-play" method to assemble complex cell microenvironments that is a scalable, highly precise way to fabricate tissues with any spatial organization or interest–such as those found in the heart or skeleton or vasculature. The study reveals new ways to better mimic the enormous complexity of tissue development, regeneration, and disease, and is published in...

Stem Cells In A Human Parasite Revealed Through Study
2013-02-26 09:31:26

University of Illinois From the point of view of its ultimate (human) host, the parasitic flatworm Schistosoma mansoni has a gruesome way of life. It hatches in feces-tainted water, grows into a larva in the body of a snail and then burrows through human skin to take up residence in the veins. Once there, it grows into an adult, mates and, if it´s female, starts laying eggs. It can remain in the body for decades. A new study offers insight into the cellular operations that give...

2013-02-20 14:45:24

In "before" and "after" photos from advertisements for wound-healing ointments, bandages and antibiotic creams, we see an injury transformed from an inflamed red gash to smooth and flawless skin. What we don't appreciate is the vital role that our own natural biomolecules play in the healing process, including their contribution to the growth of new cells and the development of new blood vessels that provide nutrients to those cells. Now, UCLA researchers led by Heather Maynard, a...

Insight Into Tissue Regeneration Offered From Newt Transcriptome
2013-02-20 13:06:23

BioMed Central Scientists have identified protein families expressed during tissue regeneration in newts, providing the groundwork for research into whether particular sets of genes are used for the purpose. The transcriptome — the map of all RNA molecules — of the newt is published this week in BioMed Central's open access journal Genome Biology. Notophthalmus viridescens is a useful model in regenerative medicine, thanks to its ability to regenerate tissue, and this data...

2013-02-04 14:44:19

Epidermal growth factor has been found to speed the recovery of blood-making stem cells after exposure to radiation, according to Duke Medicine researchers. The finding could open new options for treating cancer patients and victims of dirty bombs or nuclear disasters. Reported in the Feb. 3, 2013, issue of the journal Nature Medicine, the researchers explored what had first appeared to be an anomaly among certain genetically modified mice with an abundance of epidermal growth factor in...

Tadpole And The Tail: Studying The Secrets Of Human Healing
2013-01-14 10:08:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Humans have the capacity to regenerate tissue after suffering an injury, but many animals have the ability to regenerate whole limbs after an amputation. A group of UK researchers decided to look into this ability in tadpoles, which can regrow a tail that has been severed. Their results proved to be somewhat counter intuitive–showing that a molecule previously thought to be harmful to cells is involved in the process....


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  • A bat.
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