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Tag: Regenerative Medicine

April 13, 2021
Scientists have successfully reprogrammed astrocytes (a type of brain cell) into healthy neurons in the brains of living mice. This technique could potentially be used for replenishing the neuronal population in people suffering from brain damage and age-related cognitive decline [1]. BrainThe brain is perhaps the most important organ in the body. While many organs...
The thyroid gland
March 23, 2021
In a new study published in Stem Cell Reports, researchers have developed organoids to replace thyroid function [1]. If this approach is fully fleshed out and successfully brought to the clinic, it may become a true cure for hypothyroidism. A common but harmful affliction Hypothyroidism is one of the most common afflictions around the world,...
CGI of kidneys
December 09, 2020
Recent data published in Scientific Reports has characterized human urine-derived renal stem cells, a potential non-invasive source for kidney tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. KidneyThe kidney's main function is to filter waste products out of the blood and deliver the resulting urine to the bladder. The functional unit of the kidney is called the nephron,...
researcher working with cell culture
December 03, 2020
New research published in Biomacromolecules has successfully cultured thymic epithelial cells in vitro. Adaptive Immune SystemThe adaptive immune system is a marvel that only vertebrates are blessed with. This complex mechanism protects us from a wide variety of threats, including viruses and cancer. T cells and B cells, which constitute the backbone of our adaptive...
The human liver with bubbles
November 20, 2020
A new scaffold for liver regeneration has been characterized and published in the International Journal of Biological Macromolecules this week. LiverThe liver is an indispensable organ located in the upper right abdominal cavity. It may be the most complex organ in its function, playing an important role in the body’s metabolism, particularly in proteostasis. The...
Elderly teeth
October 07, 2020
A recent study published in Nature Communications has outlined an atlas for the various differentiated and stem cell populations found in our teeth.