regenerative medicine
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.
Q&A: Improving Cardiac Cell Therapy
Q&A: Improving Cardiac Cell Therapy
Kerry Grens | Nov 15, 2016
The Scientist caught up with cardiac stem cell researcher Mark Sussman to get his thoughts on the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions meeting.
Donor Stem Cells Improve Cardiac Function
Donor Stem Cells Improve Cardiac Function
Kerry Grens | Oct 12, 2016
After a heart attack, monkeys given induced pluripotent stem cell–derived cardiomyocytes show more regeneration in the organ, but with risks.
Blind Mice Regain Vision
Blind Mice Regain Vision
Tanya Lewis | Jul 11, 2016
A combination of visual stimulation and chemical growth promotion leads damaged retinal nerves to regenerate in mice.
“Second Skin” for Wrinkle Reduction, Drug Delivery
“Second Skin” for Wrinkle Reduction, Drug Delivery
Catherine Offord | May 11, 2016
Researchers produce an artificial layer of “skin” that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and could improve pharmaceutical delivery for topically applied treatments.
Pluripotency Bots
Pluripotency Bots
Kate Yandell | Jan 1, 2016
A tour of efforts to automate the production and differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells
The Regenerator
The Regenerator
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2015
In his search for effective therapies for Parkinson’s disease, Lorenz Studer is uncovering pluripotency switches and clues to what makes cells age.
Family Ties
Family Ties
Mary Beth Aberlin | Dec 1, 2015
There’s more to inheritance than genes.
Modern Rehab
Modern Rehab
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2015
See the soldier whose recovery from a debilitating muscle injury was greatly aided by a cellular therapy plus physical therapy.