Heart regenerates after infarction -- first trials with mice
Up until today scientists assumed that the adult heart is unable to regenerate. Now, researchers and cardiologists from the Max Delbrck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch and the Charit Universittsmedizin Berlin (Germany) have been able to show that this dogma no longer holds true. D...
Stem Cell Therapy Regenerates Heart Muscle In Heart Attack Patients
Treating heart attack may become as simple as administering stem cell products through an IV line, in the years to come. // Stem cell therapy can help regenerate damaged heart muscle in patients who have experienced heart attack for the first time, reveals a new study.
The distinct advantage ...
New Hair Loss Treatment with BOTOX
...ndition by which hair follicles under the scalp shrink to the point where they no longer generate replacement follicles. Since each follicle typically regenerates
every 2-6 years, baldness is a slow but continual physiological process that results in patches of baldness on the scalp connecting with other patches...
New Skin Revitalizing Product Uses Naturally Occurring Serum for the Repair of Sun Damaged Skin
... A serum that occurs in nature and regenerates
damaged skin tissues gives a new cellulite solution the edge to help the skin repair itself from within.
Carson City, NV (P...
LabBits: A media tip sheet from the MBL in Woods Hole
Cut off one finger from a salamander and one will grow back. Cut off two and two will grow back. It sounds logical, but how the salamander always regenerates
the right number of fingers is still a biological mystery.
The salamander isn't the only animal with this regenerative ability. Take the sea squir...
Researchers design model for automated, wearable artificial kidney
...y, as natural kidneys do, eliminating patient "shocks." And because it does not involve blood circulation outside the body, it is "bloodless." It also regenerates
and reuses fluid and protein components in the spent dialysate the fluid that has abstracted toxins from the patient's blood and which is discarded i...
Protein key to neuro-regeneration
...e c-Jun protein plays a vital role in the regulating the plasticity of Schwann cells which is vital for the way in which the peripheral nervous system regenerates
and repairs itself after injury.
Schwann cells produce the sheaths that surround and insulate neurons. When there is damage to the peripheral nervo...
Replacement Bladder Grown From Body's Own Cells
...to be presented May 18 at the annual scientific meeting of the American Urological Association, in Orlando, Fla.
"This treatment option essentially regenerates
the patient's own bladder, reducing the risk of rejection and the need for immunosuppressant drugs. If successful in human clinical trials, patients s...
Adult stem cell application effective in treatment of peripheric vascular disease
...tity of arteries and veins generated in the new area, but also because they manage to enhance muscle regeneration. Although it is true that the muscle regenerates
mainly thanks to an indirect phenomenon, not because the stem cells are differentiated in muscle cells, but because they help the muscle grow more and...
New Non-Surgical Stem-Cell Procedure Relieves Degenerative Joint Disease
...ry or life with pain.
Now physicians have a new tool in their tool kit." In sanctioned clinical trials, Regenexx has been demonstrated to be
safe and regenerates
normal healthy tissues. A patient's stem cells are
extracted with a needle from the hip, grown in culture at a Rengerative
Sciences lab and then re-im...
regenerates in Medical Technology
Knee Pain? An Exclusive Study Engineers Cartilage to Match Patient's Own Tissue
...f musculoskeletal-related physician visits in 2005,
according to the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. This new implant
technology, NeoCart(R), regenerates
this injury-prone tissue within a
bio-engineered material, grown from the patient's own cartilage cells. The
matrix matches his or her unique cartilag...
regenerates in Medical Products
Collagen Meniscus Implant
Description:...ere the meniscus tissue is missing. Once implanted, the CMI's highly porous matrix allows cellular ingrowth from the patient's own cells. This process regenerates
meniscus tissue which provides the potential for restoring function, reducing pain and possibly arresting the degenerative process that begins with th...
regenerates in Medical Dictionary
...n removed from a recently... Eye care information ... thick and quickly regenerates
when the cornea is injured. If the injury penetrates more deeply into t...glaucoma, but some patients will have both ... The epithelium quickly regenerates
when the cornea is injured. If the injury penetrates more deeply into t...
regenerates in Biological News
Microreactor efficiently regenerates cofactors for biocatalysis
One of the longstanding challenges in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food additives is the continuous regeneration of molecules called cofactors that permit the synthesis through inexpensive and environmentally friendly biocatalytic processes.
Now, a team of researchers from the ...
When threatened, a few African frogs can morph toes into claws
... of the African frogs to determine whether retraction of the foot bones back into the body is an active or a passive process, and how the damaged skin regenerates
after the claws are deployed.
"We suspect, since the frog does suffer a fairly traumatic wound, that they probably use these claws infrequently, an...
Scorched Earth millenium map shows 'fire scars'
...avannah grasslands are cleared every year, up to seven times burnt in the period 2000-2007 (see Figure 1). The system is sustainable because the grass regenerates
very quickly during the wet season. From a carbon perspective, there is a net balance due to the regenerating vegetation acting as a carbon sink. Fire...
NJIT applauds students for studies on brain injury, glaucoma and more
...lying that mechanical forces play a crucial role. However, once human development is complete, axons cease growing. Therefore a severed nerve neither regenerates
nor elongates. This project featured a miniature device that can stretch damaged axons in vitro to a length that can be implanted into an injured sit...
Key to zebrafish heart regeneration uncovered
...ells adjacent to the injury, Poss said.
However, Poss and colleagues found that the process more closely resembles what happens when a salamander regenerates
a lost limb. In the salamander, the site of injury becomes the gathering point for a mass of undifferentiated stem, or progenitor, cells, which are im...
Newts which regrow their hearts
...emonstrate the existence of a protein called Phospho-H3. This protein is a marker for the G2 phase of the cell cycle and indicates that the newt heart regenerates
without the involvement of stem cells. It also seems that the heart regeneration does not create typical wound healing tissue, called a blastema. Brau...
regenerates in Biological Definition
... can be produced by fermentation, such as butyric acid and acetone .
Although fermentation produces no ATP, it is useful to the cell because it regenerates
nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD + ), which is consumed by glycolysis .
Ethanol fermentation (done by yeast and some types of bacteri...
...s shed their exoskeletons to grow, a process known as molting (or ecdysis ). During molting the arthrpod breaks down their old exoskeleton and then regenerates
a new one which they then harden through various processes (such as calcification or sclerotization).
An internal skeletal system consists of rigid ...