Do crocodile smiles hold the secret to regrowing teeth?

Rather than head to the dentist to stave off tooth decay, crocodiles just grow fresh chompers, research shows. Could we do the same one day?

Eric Stann-Missouri | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology evolution regeneration teeth

Humans share limb regeneration genes with gar fish

Learning about how the toothy gar fish regenerates its fins and the genes that drive regrowth could shed light on whether the same is possible in people.

Layne Cameron-Michigan State | July 29, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine fish genes regeneration

Can a stem cell trick get heart muscle to regenerate?

A new method may one day lead to regenerating human heart muscle cells with help from stem cells.

Duke-NUS | March 26, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cells hearts muscles regeneration stem-cells

This blood protein is vital for liver regeneration

The liver is the only organ that can regenerate, but it doesn't always work after surgery. New research sheds light on why.

Sarina Gleason-Michigan State | March 10, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine blood livers proteins regeneration surgery

Nanoparticle delivery service aids cartilage repair

A new way to deliver growth factors for cartilage regeneration could be useful for treating osteoarthritis.

Jennifer Reiley-Texas A&M | Feb. 20, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine arthritis cartilage joints regeneration

Lampreys can regenerate severed spines more than once

They may be ugly, but lampreys are pretty special when it comes to healing their own severed spinal cords. Here's why it matters.

U. Chicago | Feb. 1, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology lampreys regeneration spinal-cords

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