regeneration
RNA Injection Restores Hearing in Guinea Pigs
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
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
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
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
Image of the Day: Reunited and It Feels So Good
The Scientist 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
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
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
Image of the Day: New Beginnings
The Scientist 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
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
Latest on Disputed “Youthful” Protein
Kerry Grens | Apr 4, 2016
Studies reach conflicting conclusions on GDF11 as a rejuvenating factor.