A KAIST research team develops a novel “bone bandage” material for cracked bones​

From The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) 07/02/24 Bone regeneration is a complex process, and existing methods to aid regeneration including transplants and growth factor transmissions face limitations such as the high cost. But recently, a piezoelectric material that can promote the growth of bone tissue has been developed. A KAIST research […]

How jellyfish regenerate functional tentacles in days

From University of Tokyo 04/01/24 At about the size of a pinkie nail, the jellyfish species Cladonema can regenerate an amputated tentacle in two to three days — but how? Regenerating functional tissue across species, including salamanders and insects, relies on the ability to form a blastema, a clump of undifferentiated cells that can repair […]

‘Magic blood potion’ achieves scarless wound healing

From Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST) 07/09/23 A research team, affiliated with UNIST has achieved a groundbreaking milestone in tissue regeneration by developing a technology that utilizes autologous blood to produce three-dimensional microvascular implants. These implants hold immense potential for various applications requiring vascular regeneration, including the treatment of chronic wounds. Led by […]

Regenerating tooth enamel moves closer with stem-cell advance

From University of Washington School of Medicine/UW Medicine 17/08/23 Organoids have now been created from stem cells to secrete the proteins that form dental enamel, the substance that protects teeth from damage and decay. A multi-disciplinary team of scientists from the University of Washington in Seattle led this effort. “This is a critical first step […]