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RNA Injection Restores Hearing in Guinea Pigs
Abby Olena | Apr 18, 2018
Researchers deliver small interfering RNAs loaded into nanoparticles into the ears of adult guinea pigs to regenerate hair cells damaged by noise.
Researchers Develop a Technique to Regenerate the Mouse Thymus
Jim Daley | Jan 12, 2018
The discovery reveals the role of a growth factor and endothelial cells in thymus repair, and could have implications for chemotherapy and radiation patients’ recovery following treatment.
Support Cells Gain Stem Cell-Like Properties After Nerve Injury
Diana Kwon | Dec 1, 2017
When peripheral nerves are severed, Schwann cells at the injury site begin to proliferate and exhibit stem cell-like gene expression patterns.
Basic Science in Orbit
Abby Olena | Aug 17, 2017
Studying biology in space sheds light on future space missions and life on Earth.
Image of the Day: Reunited and It Feels So Good
Staff | Jul 28, 2017
Zebrafish have a remarkable ability to heal their damaged nerve fibers following a spinal injury.
Electrical Stimulation Steers Neural Stem Cells
Ashley Yeager | Jul 3, 2017
Current can guide implanted cells away from rats’ noses toward a region deep in their brains.
Cytoskeletons Direct Hydra Regeneration
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 10, 2017
Although hydra are known for regenerating even under the most dire circumstances, disrupting their cytoskeletal structures can interfere with the process, scientists show.
Image of the Day: New Beginnings
Staff | Feb 8, 2017
Water-dwelling hydras may use the structural memory in their cytoskeletons to regenerate after being torn apart.
Immune Cell–Stem Cell Cooperation
Sarthak Sinha, Jeff Biernaskie, Waleed Rahmani | Jul 1, 2016
Understanding interactions between the immune system and stem cells could pave the way for successful stem cell–based regenerative therapies.
Latest on Disputed “Youthful” Protein
Kerry Grens | Apr 4, 2016
Studies reach conflicting conclusions on GDF11 as a rejuvenating factor.