Thomas Lozito poses with Donald, one of his mourning geckos.
Thomas Lozito Is Figuring Out How Lizards Rebuild
The University of Southern California bioengineer studies how lizards regrow their tails, with the goal of one day inducing regeneration in humans.
Thomas Lozito Is Figuring Out How Lizards Rebuild
Thomas Lozito Is Figuring Out How Lizards Rebuild

The University of Southern California bioengineer studies how lizards regrow their tails, with the goal of one day inducing regeneration in humans.

The University of Southern California bioengineer studies how lizards regrow their tails, with the goal of one day inducing regeneration in humans.

Muscle regeneration
Light-Activated Nanodevices Control Cells
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2019
DNA-coated gold nanorods enable cells to be activated by light without genetic manipulation.
Infographic: Optogenetics Without Genetic Engineering
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2019
DNA-loaded nanoparticles that respond to infrared light provide an alternative way to control cell behavior.
Putting Exosomes to Work
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2018
Researchers identify a handy tool for tinkering with the versatile vesicles.
Image of the Day: Muscle Bouquet 
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Jan 16, 2018
Lab-grown muscle stem cells from mice mimic the formation of muscle fibers in vivo. 
Immune Cells' Roles in Tissue Maintenance and Repair
Jeff Biernaskie, Sarthak Sinha, and Waleed Rahmani | Jun 30, 2016
The cells of the mammalian immune system do more than just fight off pathogens; they are also important players in stem cell function and are thus crucial for maintaining homeostasis and recovering from injury.
“Ghost Fibers” Help Heal Muscle Injury
Karen Zusi | Dec 15, 2015
Injured muscle cells leave behind organized collagen fibers that act as scaffolding for new tissue growth.
Studies Conflict on Regenerative Molecule
Kerry Grens | May 19, 2015
Previously shown to boost muscle growth in aged mice, a protein’s role in regeneration just got more complicated.
Rebuilding Missing Muscle
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 30, 2014
An acellular matrix can help guide stem cells to injury sites and regrow muscles in both mice and humans, a study finds.