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Study Explains How Newborn Mice Can Regrow Damaged Hearts
Ruth Williams | May 2, 2018
The extracellular matrix appears to inhibit regeneration; but scientists debate whether heart muscle really comes back.
Reprogrammed Cells Treat Diabetes in Mice
Abby Olena | May 2, 2018
Researchers used a trio of transcription factors to transform pancreatic duct cells in vivo into β-like cells that secrete insulin and improve diabetes symptoms.
Researchers Turn to Implantable Robots to Regenerate Tissue
Shawna Williams | May 1, 2018
The devices, which could one day treat children with esophageal atresia and short bowel, were recently tested in pigs.
World’s First Commercial iPSC Cell Plant Opens in Japan
Jim Daley | Mar 23, 2018
The $340 million, 30,000-square-foot center will produce cells for therapeutic applications.
Child Receives Transgenic Skin Over Most of His Body
Ruth Williams | Nov 8, 2017
A combination gene-and-cell therapy has given a boy with a grievous skin disease a new lease on life, and has resolved a dermatology debate to boot.
Ready, Set, Grow
Amber Dance | Sep 1, 2017
How to culture stem cells without depending on mouse feeder 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.
Flatworms’ Synapses Steer Body Shape
Aggie Mika | May 25, 2017
Just by perturbing the animals’ neural connections, scientists changed their regenerated forms—causing some to grow an extra head.
Stem Cell Trial Data Mostly Go Unpublished
Anna Azvolinsky | May 5, 2017
Less than half of completed stem cell studies in humans are published in peer-reviewed journals, according to an analysis of regenerative medicine trials.
Image of the Day: Tail Eyes
Staff | Apr 2, 2017
Following treatment with a migraine drug, blind tadpoles were able to process visual information through eyes transplanted onto their tails.