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Regenerative Medicine

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A protein required for integrity of induced pluripotent stem cells

Cell reprogramming converts specialised cells such as nerve cells or skin cells towards an embryonic stem cell state. This reversal in the evolutionary development of cells also requires a reversal in the biology of telomeres, the structures that protect the… Read more →


Rats receive lab-grown esophagi

Ordinarily, when patients require a total or partial replacement of their esophagus, tissue from their own stomach or intestine is used. This doesn’t always result in a fully-functioning organ, plus it also involves the surgical removal of the needed material.… Read more →

World-first regeneration of a living organ

It may not be to quite the same level achieved by Victor Frankenstein, but work by a team from the University of Edinburgh is likely to have significant real-world implications in the field of regenerative medicine. For the first time,… Read more →

Researchers Looking to Create New Bone Tissue Generation Technique


UT Arlington and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital are investigating whether bone grown from the body’s own stem cells can replace traditional types of bone grafting.

The process, which has been successful in previous lab experiments, uses biodegradable polymer… Read more →

Engineered vaginas grown in women for the first time

Vaginas grown in a lab from the recipients’ own cells have been successfully transferred to the body for the first time.

The surgery was carried out on four women who were born without vaginal canals because of a rare condition.… Read more →

New materials based approaches for regenerative medicine and biosensing: Prof. Molly Stevens

Professor Stevens will talk on New materials based approaches for regenerative medicine and biosensing. Dr James Mason from the Pharmaceutical Biophysics Group will chair. Wine reception to follow.


Regulation of stem cell activity in the adult brain: Dr. Fancois Guillemot

Optical Pacemaker and Engineered Muscle Neurons Activate Paralyzed Limbs

Muscle paralysis can be caused by a number of factors, but injured motor neurons that no longer conduct signals from the brain to control muscle movement are often the underlying condition. While electrical stimulation holds promise for overcoming certain types… Read more →

New discovery gives hope that nerves could be repaired after spinal cord injury

A new discovery suggests it could one day be possible to chemically reprogram and repair damaged nerves after spinal cord injury or brain trauma.

Researchers from Imperial College London and the Hertie Institute, University of Tuebingen have identified a possible… Read more →

Team finds a better way to grow motor neurons from stem cells

Researchers report they can generate human motor neurons from stem cells much more quickly and efficiently than previous methods allowed. The finding, described in Nature Communications, will aid efforts to model human motor neuron development, and to understand and treat… Read more →

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