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“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.
Week in Review, July 22–26
Jef Akst | Jul 26, 2013
Faux stem cells; X chromosome involved in sperm production; rewarding peer review; clues to flatworm regeneration; an ethereal glow signals death
Secrets of Re-sprouting Heads
Kate Yandell | Jul 24, 2013
Researchers identify a signaling pathway that can control how well flatworms regenerate the front parts of their bodies.
Week in Review, June 10–14
Bob Grant | Jun 14, 2013
Supreme Court says no patenting (natural) genes; brain-computer interfaces mimic motor learning in brain; regenerating finger tips; gene therapy goes deeper; NIH needs more diversity; cross-border collaboration