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Hearts on Trial
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015
As researchers conduct the most rigorous human trials of cardiac cell therapies yet attempted, a clear picture of whether these treatments actually work is imminent.
Neurons Regenerate in Rat Spinal Cord
Jef Akst | Nov 18, 2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, demonstrate that neural progenitor cells grafted into injured rat spinal cords can grow long axons and connect to host neurons.
Researchers Regrow Mouse Thymus
Kerry Grens | Apr 9, 2014
A simple genetic formula coaxes a shrunken mouse thymus to regenerate.
“Breakthrough” Tough to Reproduce
Kerry Grens | Apr 3, 2014
An independent group could not replicate the results of a highly cited heart regeneration protocol, while others say they have succeeded.
Skin-to-Liver Cell Shortcut
Abby Olena | Feb 23, 2014
Researchers use an adapted reprogramming technique to generate hepatocytes for the repopulation of an injured mouse liver.
An Offensive Playbook
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 1, 2014
Developing nonaddictive drugs to combat pain
Enzyme Checks Neuronal Growth
Kerry Grens | Dec 17, 2013
A microtubule-severing enzyme curbs the regeneration of damaged nerve cells.
Like New Again
Tracy Vence | Nov 11, 2013
Scientists show that reactivation of an RNA-binding protein in damaged adult tissues can lead to improved regeneration.
Science Cracks a Superhero’s Powers
Bob Grant | Oct 31, 2013
A spoof research paper elucidates the molecular keys to Wolverine’s regenerative abilities.
Stem Cells Open Up Options
Sabrina Richards | Aug 13, 2013
Pluripotent cells can help regenerate tissues and maintain long life—and they may also help animals jumpstart drastically new lifestyles.