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New protein gel for tissue regeneration

The human body can repair a lot of tissue damage itself. But sometimes, for instance in case of operations of wounds, it needs help. In her doctoral research, Gosia Wlodarczyk-Biegun developed a protein polymer that provides ...

dateJan 21, 2016 in Polymers
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Regrowing functional joints in frogs

In a first, Japanese researchers have regenerated functional joints in frogs by activating a newly-found "reintegration" mechanism. Further understanding of this process may help transplanted tissues integrate with the original ...

dateJan 14, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Human gene prevents regeneration in zebrafish

Regenerative medicine could one day allow physicians to correct congenital deformities, regrow damaged fingers, or even mend a broken heart. But to do it, they will have to reckon with the body's own anti-cancer security ...

dateNov 18, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Making bone in the lab

Every year there are around 60,000 hip, 50,000 forearm and 40,000 vertebral fractures in the UK. At the Bone and Joint Research Group at the University of Southampton, Professor Richard Oreffo and team have made pioneering ...

dateAug 20, 2015 in Biotechnology
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The new frontier in plasma medicine

Applications of plasmas in medicine are a new frontier in therapeutic treatment. For example, they can help in stimulating tissue regeneration in the contexts of wound healing and dermatology. Before these and further applications ...

dateMar 18, 2015 in Plasma Physics
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