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Tag: Fibroblasts

Scarring
April 29, 2021
Researchers have been trying to find out how to stop the formation of scars for decades, and now, thanks to a new mouse study, they are one step closer. Scars are a fast but poor repair Many of us have scars of one kind or another from accidents or surgery. As unpleasant as they are,...
Lungs in orange
February 23, 2021
Scientists have successfully reversed persistent lung fibrosis in mice by overexpressing the SIRT3 protein in lung macrophages [1]. Fibrosis: not knowing when to stop Fibrosis may be the true apex predator of humanity. According to one study, fibrotic diseases that cause organ failure are responsible for around 45% of all deaths in the United States...
Piglet
October 21, 2020
The latest research published in the Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine has reprogrammed pig fibroblast cells into neural progenitor cells.
Skin peeling
October 12, 2020
Researchers have identified a factor present in the skin of baby mice that controls the formation of hair follicles during their early development. The factor is turned off in adult mice, but when it is turned back on, it allows them to regenerate their skin following injury without scarring, just like baby mice do. SkinSkin,...
Mouse eye
April 21, 2020
A group of researchers has succeeded in directly reprogramming fibroblast cells into photoreceptors and transplanting them into mice, which resulted in partial restoration of vision [1]. This achievement can potentially lead to the development of cheap and effective treatments for retinopathies such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in older...