For the August Journal Club, we took a look at a new paper that shows inhibiting TGFβ can boost liver regeneration [1]. We also discussed another related paper from 2015 by Conboy et al. which showed regeneration in aged mice was possible if TGFβ was inhibited [2]. Taken together, the two papers both confirm that systemic…

For the August edition of the Journal club, we will be taking a look at this new paper which focuses on boosting liver regeneration by inhibition of TGFβ1. We will be streaming the Journal Club live from our Facebook page. Setting liver regeneration free The liver is an excellent model of organ regeneration; however, regeneration may…

Today, we were pleased to hear that Samumed, a San Diego-based biotech company working on regenerative medicine, has just raised $438 million towards developing anti-aging therapies. SAN DIEGO – August 6, 2018 – Samumed, LLC, announced today that it has closed its A-6 Round of equity issuance with $438 million, bringing its total equity raised…

Getting old is one thing; getting old in a healthy way is another. Many elderly people suffer from all kinds of diseases and disorders, ranging from cardiovascular problems and diabetes to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could keep the body young as we grow older to prevent disease associated with…

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a therapy that uses peptides to promote the regrowth of tooth enamel in order to treat dental cavities. An end to tooth decay? There are multiple regenerative medicine approaches being developed to combat tooth decay; for example, earlier this year, we discussed a method that uses gsk3…

What if I told you that we could regenerate our teeth? Well, that may soon be a possibility thanks to new research showing that teeth can be encouraged to regrow. Rather than drilling holes into teeth and plugging them with artificial fillers, dentists in the near future may be able to rebuild your teeth with…

In recent articles, we have talked about the potential of the immune system to help repair tissue, including for peripheral nerve damage, Atherosclerosis, and Parkinson’s. Immune cells not only fight infection; as this new study shows, they also help the nervous system remove debris, paving the way for nerve regeneration following injury. While previous studies…

One of the most intriguing questions in biology discusses why some animals can regenerate their major body parts, such as hearts and limbs, and others cannot. A new study led by Dr. James Godwin from the MDI Biological Laboratory suggests that the innate immune system could be the answer. Secrets revealed in salamander study A…

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