Latest Regeneration Stories
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.
African spiny mice (genus Acomys) have brittle skin, which tears off in continuous sheets, like human skin, in order to escape predators. Some of them lose as much as 60% of the skin from their backs, which then heals rapidly, regrowing hair instead of scarring.
Researchers from the Salk Institute recently studied the regeneration of new limbs in salamanders and believe that the findings could be useful in studies on regenerative medicine for humans.
The skin, the blood, and the lining of the gut—adult stem cells replenish them daily.
Researchers have made a major advance in efforts to regenerate damaged hearts.
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