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Novel gene-encoding bio-patch that can regrow bone

By Maja Bosanac
One Comment10 November 2013

metacarpal-fracturesA group of researchers at the University of Iowa (UI) have developed an implantable bio-patch to regenerate missing or damaged bone in a living body, using existing cells. They put DNA into a nano-sized particle that delivers bone-producing instructions directly into cells. The bio-patch could have several potential uses in dentistry and could also be… »


New hair regeneration method allows follicles growth on bald spots

By Damir Beciri
22 October 2013

christiano-follicle-xsectionResearchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) came up with a hair restoration method that can generate new human hair growth, rather than simply redistribute hair from one part of the scalp to another. The approach could significantly expand the use of hair transplantation to women with hair loss, who tend to have insufficient donor… »


Regeneration of hair cells in an adult mammalian ear achieved

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments22 January 2013

meei-hearingSensorineural hearing loss is the most common form and it is caused by the loss of sensory hair cells in the cochlea. Unlike birds and fish, mammals do not regenerate these auditory hair cells, so we relied on hearing aids and cochlear implants to aid in these situations. Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School… »


Hydrogel shows potential for scar-free skin burn recovery

By Damir Beciri
One Comment29 December 2011

burn-hydrogel-1Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a simple wound dressing that included a specially designed hydrogel – a water-based, three-dimensional framework of polymers – that promotes the formation of new blood vessels and skin, including hair follicles. It could lead to greatly improved healing for injured soldiers, home fire victims and other people with third-degree burns…. »

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A peptide-based fluid used for a non-invasive way to fight tooth decay

By Damir Beciri
4 Comments26 August 2011

leeds-tooth-regenerationResearchers from the University of Leeds have discovered a new way to treat the first signs of tooth decay. They developed a peptide-based fluid that is literally painted onto the tooth’s surface in order to reverse the damage of acid attack and re-builds teeth as new. The peptide technology is based on knowledge of how… »