regenerative medicine
Ready, Set, Grow
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
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
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Stem Cell Trial Data Mostly Go Unpublished
Stem Cell Trial Data Mostly Go Unpublished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
Image of the Day: Tail Eyes
The Scientist Staff | Apr 2, 2017
Following treatment with a migraine drug, blind tadpoles were able to process visual information through eyes transplanted onto their tails.
Suicide Switch for Transplanted Stem Cells
Suicide Switch for Transplanted Stem Cells
Abby Olena | Mar 2, 2017
Researchers use an inducible gene to limit tumor growth from human iPSCs transplanted into mice.
Reprogramming Hair Cells
Reprogramming Hair Cells
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 22, 2017
Researchers isolate stem cells from the mouse cochlea and convert them into auditory hair cells, potentially paving the way for therapies to treat hearing loss.
“Waviness” Protects Nerves When Whale Mouths Stretch
“Waviness” Protects Nerves When Whale Mouths Stretch
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 21, 2017
Rorqual whales’ mouths can stretch to more than double their length without causing damage, thanks to two layers of neuronal coiling. 
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.
Scientists Grow Intestinal Tissues With Functional Nerves In The Lab
Scientists Grow Intestinal Tissues With Functional Nerves In The Lab
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 23, 2016
Researchers are using the tissue, synthesized with human pluripotent stem cells and implanted into mice, to study a rare form of Hirschprung’s disease.