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Unlocking the black box of embryonic development

Little is known about the molecular and cellular events that occur during early embryonic development in primate species. Now, an internationally renowned team of scientists in China and the United States has created a method ...

Unraveling the mechanisms behind organ regeneration in zebrafish

The search for the holy grail of regenerative medicine -- the ability to "grow back" a perfect body part when one is lost to injury or disease -- has been under way for years, yet the steps involved in this seemingly magic ...

Stem cell surprise for tissue regeneration (w/ Podcast)

Scientists working at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Embryology, with colleagues, have overturned previous research that identified critical genes for making muscle stem cells. It turns out that the genes that make ...

Researchers make stem cell breakthrough

In a study to be released on March 1, 2009, Mount Sinai Hospital's Dr. Andras Nagy discovered a new method of creating stem cells that could lead to possible cures for devastating diseases including spinal cord injury, macular ...

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Regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine refers a group of biomedial approches to healing that involve stem cells. One is the injection of stem cells or progenitor cells (stem cell treatments); another the induction of regeneration by introduced substances; and a third is transplantion of in vitro grown organs and tissues.

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