Latest Regeneration Stories
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.
Epidermal growth factor has been found to speed the recovery of blood-making stem cells after exposure to radiation.
Humans have the capacity to regenerate tissue after suffering an injury, but many animals have the ability to regenerate whole limbs after an amputation.
How animals repair their internal organs after injury is not well understood. Planarian flatworms are useful models for studying this question.
While it is well known that starfish, zebrafish and salamanders can re-grow damaged limbs, scientists understand very little about the regenerative capabilities of mammals.
Some lizards have the innate ability to re-grow their tails. However, this natural regenerative ability does not occur in a perfect way.
Modulating immune response to injury could accelerate the regeneration of severed peripheral nerves, a new study in an animal model has found.
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