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Fibrinogen may Inhibit Spinal Cord Regeneration

...at impede the repair process could provide ways to regenerate and connect the damaged nerves and initiate recovery from paralysis after spinal cord injury. Inhibiting the damaging effects of fibrinogen on neurons may potentially facilitate repair in the nervous system after injury said Akassoglou. A similar ...

Pumpkins Could Be Showing Insulin Injections The Door Soon

...y, have revealed that pumpkin extracts are able to regenerate damaged beta cells of the pancreas, as well as increase insulin production. Says lead researcher Tao Xia, who published the teams report in the journal Chemistry and Industry: "Pumpkin extract is potentially a very good product for pre-diabetic pe...

New Understanding on Growth of Human Stem Cells

...e more readily used for future clinical therapy to regenerate damaged tissue such as neurons for Parkinsons disease, or insulin producing cells for diabetes . The research has been funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and the National Cancer Institute of CanadaThe Nature article is the latest ...

Organic Farming can Feed the World, U-M Study Shows

...or rarely use synthetic pesticides; and sustain or regenerate the soil quality. Perfecto said the idea that people would go hungry if farming went organic is "ridiculous." "Corporate interest in agriculture and the way agriculture research has been conducted in land grant institutions, with a lot of influen...

Modified Herpes Virus Keeps Arteries Free-flowing Following Procedures

... smooth muscle cells that cause the narrowing, and regenerate the endothelial cell lining is an important finding, noted Skelly. This study is an important step in the application of genetically engineered herpes simplex viruses for treatment of vascular disease," Skelly added. "It suggests that genetically ...

Organic Farming Can Feed the World

...or rarely use synthetic pesticides; and sustain or regenerate the soil quality. Perfecto said the idea that people would go hungry if farming went organic is "ridiculous." "Corporate interest in agriculture and the way agriculture research has been conducted in land grant institutions, with a lot of influ...

Key Signaling Molecules in New Teeth Formation Identified

...udies, although mammals have a limited capacity to regenerate teeth, mouse incisors contain stem cells and grow continuously throughout life. The researchers show that signals from the adjacent mesenchymal tissue regulate epithelial stem cells and form a complex regulatory network with epithelial signals. T...

Pope Benedict Supports Adult Stem Cell Research

...ult stem cells divide to replenish dying cells and regenerate damaged tissues. They can be isolated from tissue samples taken from adults, and -- unlike embryonic stem cells -- they are already being used to tackle a number of diseases, including several forms of cancer....

Hemangioblasts Aiding Eye Damage Repair

...angioblasts or stem cells that repair arteries and regenerate blood. According to the company,the stem cells made from human embryos can proceed on to hearts and arteries of mice and rats, and appear to start repairs.ACT claims to have devised a straightforward way to make blood vessel precursor cells ou...

It is Possible Reverse Hair Loss, US Scientists Say

... researchers in Pennsylvania say it is possible to regenerate damaged hair follicles . And they have successfully created new hair cells in mice. Writing in the journal Nature, they say hair growth can actually be encouraged using a single gene. The human head comes equipped with 100,000 tiny hair follicles,...

Nanomedicine Gives the Way for Nerve Cell Regeneration

... larger than a few millimeters, the nerve does not regenerate on its own. If left untreated, the end result is permanent sensory and motor paralysis. A few hundred thousand people suffer from this debilitating condition annually in the US. Currently, the most successful form of treatment is to take a section ...

A Boon to Hearing Impaired-Gene Transfer

...finding necessary to help researchers learn how to regenerate hair cells. With this current development, Holt and his team could one day restore the hearing process in damaged hair cells. This is a critically important step forward. We hope this breakthrough will propel the field of hearing and deafness resea...

Stem Cells- a Miraculous Boon

... marrow have been used medically for years to help regenerate the immune system, according to Arnold Kriegstein, a stem cell expert at the University of CaliforniaSan Francisco. He added that stem cells derived from fetal tissue (as opposed to developing embryos) are currently being tested as a cure for a rare ...

Scientists Make Major Breakthrough in Regenerative Medicine

...ential of cells and tissues to be reprogrammed and regenerate compromised organs in humans," said Ayelet Voskoboynik, Ph.D., of Stanford University and first author of the study. Missing limbs, scarred hearts, broken spines, and wounded muscles always try to repair themselves, but often the result is invalidi...

Nanotechnology Could Treat Spinal Cord Injuries, Diabetes, and Parkinson's Disease

...lize the body’s own healing abilities to repair or regenerate damaged cells. In a dramatic demonstration of what nanotechnology might achieve in regenerative medicine, paralyzed lab mice with spinal cord injuries have regained the ability to walk using their hind limbs six weeks after a simple injection of a ...

Liver Regeneration Unplugged

...iver is one of the few organs in the body that can regenerate from as little as 25 percent of its tissue. It is not known how the liver does it, but our results provide some details of what makes the liver so unique." Despite knowing how organ regeneration takes place in many animals, the information at the l...

Liver Regeneration may Be Simpler Than Previously Thought

...iver is one of the few organs in the body that can regenerate from as little as 25 percent of its tissue," says Seth Karp, assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, Boston, and main author of the study. "It is not known how the liver does it, but our results provide some details of what makes th...

Stem Cells Speed Growth of Healthy Liver Tissue

...earchers have used adult bone marrow stem cells to regenerate healthy human liver tissue,// according to a study... used adult bone marrow stem cells to help quickly regenerate healthy liver tissue, enabling patients to eventually undergo a surgical resection. “Our study su...

Stem Cells to Treat Liver Cancer

...earchers have used adult bone marrow stem cells to regenerate healthy human liver tissue in a new study//. Whe... used adult bone marrow stem cells to help quickly regenerate healthy liver tissue, enabling patients to eventually undergo a surgical resection. “Our study sug...

Scientists Re-grow Dental Enamel from Cultured Cells

...the hardest tissue produced by the body. It cannot regenerate itself, because it is formed by a layer of cells that is lost by the time the tooth appears in the mouth. The enamel spends the remainder of its lifetime vulnerable to wear, damage, and decay. // For this reason, it is exciting to consider the pros...

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