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Regenerative Medicine: New Clue from Fish about Healing Spinal Cord Injuries

Posted on November 15, 2016 by Dr. Francis Collins Caption: Tissue section of zebrafish spinal cord regenerating after injury. Glial cells (red) cross the gap between the severed ends first. Neuronal cells (green) soon follow. Cell nuclei are stained blue and purple. Credit: Mayssa Mokalled and Kenneth Poss, Duke University, Durham, NC Certain organisms have

A step forward in adult vertebrate tissue regeneration

Medical News Today, by Staff ~ March 31, 2014 The reason why some animals can regenerate tissues after severe organ loss or amputation while others, such as humans, cannot renew some structures has always intrigued scientists. In a study now published in PLOS ONE*, a research group from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC, Portugal) led

MU Research of Zebrafish Neurons May Lead to Better Understanding of Birth Defects like Spina Bifida

University of Missouri, by Jeff Sossamon & Roger Meissen ~ February 18, 2014 The zebrafish, a tropical freshwater fish similar to a minnow and native to the southeastern Himalayan region, is well established as a key tool for researchers studying human diseases, including brain disorders. Using zebrafish, scientists can determine how individual neurons develop, mature