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.
ABOVE: Thomas Lozito, Keck School of Medicine
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.

ABOVE: Thomas Lozito, Keck School of Medicine

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Drug Cocktail Triggers Regeneration of Amputated Frog Legs
Dan Robitzski | Jan 26, 2022
A new chemical treatment allowed African clawed frogs, which normally don’t regenerate limbs, to regrow functional hind legs following amputation.
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Spiny Mice Appear to Regenerate Damaged Kidneys
Dan Robitzski | Nov 3, 2021
The mice, already known to regenerate skin, seem to avoid the tissue scarring that leads to organ failure in other animals.
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The Scientist Speaks - The Reality of Regenerative Medicine
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Aug 26, 2021
After decades of research the potential of regenerative medicine becomes a life-saving reality.
How Groups of Cells Cooperate to Build Organs and Organisms
Michael Levin | Sep 1, 2020
Understanding biology’s software—the rules that enable great plasticity in how cell collectives generate reliable anatomies—is key to advancing tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
Infographic: Anatomical Construction by Cell Collectives
Michael Levin | Sep 1, 2020
Understanding this complex and still largely enigmatic process will pave the way for researchers to control the development of new morphologies.
Cell Culture Advances Fuel Disease Research
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Nov 16, 2020
New twists to an old technique reveal a better understanding of disease pathology and new therapeutic avenues.
Image of the Day: Regenerating Worms
Amy Schleunes | Feb 3, 2020
Planarian flatworms grow to double their normal size when scientists inhibit a gene that suppresses growth.
Opinion: Interdisciplinary Approach Needed to Crack Morphogenesis
Joshua Finkelstein, Kelly McLaughlin, and Michael Levin | Dec 1, 2019
Physicists, geneticists, computer scientists, and biologists are working together to gain a full appreciation of the intricacies of organismal growth and form.
The MSC: Regeneration Orchestrator
The Scientist Staff | Nov 16, 2020
Scientists uncover the promise of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), also known as medicinal signaling cells, to modulate the immune system and regenerate tissue.
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Activation of the Immune System Underlies Cardiac Cell Therapies
Ruth Williams | Nov 27, 2019
A study in mice reveals that stem cell transplants, currently in clinical trials, may not actually require the cells.
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Adult Humans Can Regenerate Cartilage: Study
Shawna Williams | Oct 10, 2019
Collagen inside ankles has more turnover than that in hips, thanks to the action of microRNAs.
Canadian Government Ending Networks of Centres of Excellence Program
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 18, 2018
The funding future is uncertain for researchers studying topics including cancer, stem cells, and the Arctic.
Federal Trade Commission Takes Action Against Stem Cell Clinics
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 19, 2018
The FTC, in its first crack down on the industry, gets two California companies selling unproven treatments to stop their false advertising and pay a fine.
Human Skeletal Stem Cell Found
Abby Olena | Sep 20, 2018
Researchers recovered the cells that give rise to bone and cartilage from fetal and adult bone marrow and also derived them from induced pluripotent stem cells.
Adult Cardiac Stem Cells Don’t Exist: Study
Diana Kwon | Sep 5, 2018
A mouse study adds to the growing body of work disputing the ability of progenitor cells to regenerate muscle tissue in adult mammals’ hearts.
First iPS Cell Trial for Heart Disease Raises Excitement, Concern
Katarina Zimmer | Aug 31, 2018
Without knowing the cells’ mechanism of action, researchers question the best way to administer them to patients.
Mitochondrial Infusions Given to Babies with Heart Damage
Kerry Grens | Jul 10, 2018
Among 11 infants treated to date, most survived and their heart function improved.
University of Gothenburg Moves to Fire Professor for Misconduct
Kerry Grens | Jul 3, 2018
An investigation finds regenerative medicine researcher Suchitra Sumitran-Holgersson manipulated data in seven papers.
Magnetic Microrobots Deliver Cells Into Living Animals
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 27, 2018
The miniscule carriers successfully transported and released live cells at a particular location within living mice.