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Tissue regeneration News (5 articles)

UCLA researchers identify new method for generating stem cell-like cells from human skin

Researchers from the UCLA School of Dentistry investigating how stem cells can be used to regenerate dental tissue have discovered a way to produce cells with stem cell–like characteristics from the most common type of human skin cell in the epidermis. These skin cells, called keratinocytes,...

Published on 1 December 2011, 13:42

Researchers Create Nanopatch For The Heart

Engineers at Brown University and in India have a promising new approach to treating heart-attack victims. The researchers created a nanopatch with carbon nanofibers and a polymer. In laboratory tests, natural heart-tissue cell density on the nanoscaffold was six times greater than the...

Published on 19 May 2011, 09:10

Scientists Unlock One Mystery of Tissue Regeneration

The human body has a remarkable ability to heal itself. Due to the presence of dedicated stem cells, many organs can undergo continuous renewal. When an organ becomes damaged, stem cells in the organ are typically activated, producing new cells to regenerate the tissue. This activity of stem...

Published on 4 February 2011, 07:44

Sodium Plays Key Role in Tissue Regeneration

New Drug Treatment Triggers Sodium Ions to Regrow Nerves and Muscle; Could Extend Treatment Window for Acute Injuries.MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. – Sodium gets a bad rap for contributing to hypertension and cardiovascular disease.  Now biologists at Tufts University's School of Arts...

Published on 29 September 2010, 04:12

Broke a tooth? Grow another!

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine studies show regenerative power of dental stem cells and tissues.(Boston) – To all those who have made deals with the tooth fairy in the past: you probably sold your teeth below their fair value.Dr. George Huang, Chair of Endodontics...

Published on 13 January 2010, 10:51