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Scar-Free Healing Mice Offers Clues To Human Skin Repair
2012-09-27 12:26:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Scientists want to figure out how this healing takes place and if it could apply to treatments for people. The study, published in Nature, says the unusual healing of these...

Tissue Regeneration Study Learns From Salamanders
2012-09-26 11:53:50

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 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 scientists published two different studies on the Mexican axolotl, a species of aquatic salamander that has lizard-like characteristics. They found that the salamanders needed more than just the activation of genes...

2012-08-31 13:41:11

Stowers scientists show how pluripotent stem cells mobilize in wounded planarian worms, to better understand stem cell behavior in regeneration and disease The skin, the blood, and the lining of the gut–adult stem cells replenish them daily. But stem cells really show off their healing powers in planarians, humble flatworms fabled for their ability to rebuild any missing body part. Just how adult stem cells build the right tissues at the right times and places has remained largely...

2012-08-06 10:56:42

Transplanted heart cells, grown from stem cells, electrically couple and beat in sync with heart's own muscle Researchers have made a major advance in efforts to regenerate damaged hearts. Grafts of human cardiac muscle cells, grown from embryonic stem cells, coupled electrically and contracted synchronously with host muscle following transplantation in guinea pig hearts. The grafts also reduced the incidence of arrhythmias (irregular heart rhythms) in a guinea pig model of...

2012-08-03 01:19:53

Planarian flatworms have come under intense study for their renowned ability to regenerate any missing body part, even as adults. But now they may take on a starring role as a model system for studying eye development and eye diseases in vertebrates, including humans. This expansion of the planarian job description comes courtesy of Whitehead Institute researchers, who this week are publishing in Cell Reports an exhaustive catalog of genes active in the planarian eye. "It's exciting to...

2012-07-28 23:03:29

A team of researchers in Japan have discovered that VD3, a super-active form of Vitamin D, boosts stem cells to enhance and maintain their ability to induce hair growth. This new study, reported in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, builds upon previous studies that have demonstrated how dermal papilla cells (DPCs) can stimulate epithelial stem cells to become hair. Durham, NC (PRWEB) July 27, 2012 A team of researchers in Japan has discovered that VD3, a super-active form of Vitamin D,...

2012-06-12 23:01:37

Knoll introduces the newest member of its Generation work chair family: ReGeneration by Knoll®. Designed by New Zealand's Formway Design, ReGeneration showcases Knoll's continued commitment to sustainable & beautiful design, production, and distribution. EAST GREENVILE, PA (PRWEB) June 12, 2012 Knoll, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative branded furniture and textiles, has launched the ReGeneration by Knoll® work chair–the newest member of the Generation...

2012-05-24 19:37:10

Salk scientists say their findings may lead to strategies to treat age-related diseases and improve regenerative medicine Stem cells are essential building blocks for all organisms, from plants to humans. They can divide and renew themselves throughout life, differentiating into the specialized tissues needed during development, as well as cells necessary to repair adult tissue. Therefore, they can be considered immortal, in that they recreate themselves and regenerate tissues...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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