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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hibernating bears protect bones by reducing resorption

Even a short period of inactivity can be extremely bad for our bones, and for astronauts facing months in zero gravity, the risks are serious. But there is an animal that has already solved all of the problems faced by immobile ...

Injured jellyfish seek to regain symmetry, study shows

Self-repair is extremely important for living things. Get a cut on your finger and your skin can make new cells to heal the wound; lose your tail—if you are a particular kind of lizard—and tissue regeneration may produce ...

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