Regenerative medicine’s ongoing search for new sources of cells, tissues and organs has led to a major leap forward with the development of a human chimeric embryo. A chimera refers to an organism that is genetically made of two different sets of genetic codes. Naturally, this can occur by the fusion of two fertilized eggs [Read More]
What happens when a spider expert and a chemist have an in-depth conversation? It’s not a riddle. As proven in research released in early January 2017, the result is the development of antibiotic synthetic spider silk with the potential to accelerate the regenerative medicine industry.
If you’ve ever had a pet, you know how quickly a little puppy can steal your heart. Dogs bring immense joy to children and adults alike and are like family. For pet owners, it is extremely distressing to see their best friend in pain. But as dogs age, that easy run turns into a slow, [Read More]
Researchers at Penn Medicine have been looking closely at how fish and frogs regenerate damaged heart muscle. They hope to mimic these repair mechanisms in humans. The human heart is not particularly good at repairing itself, explains Dr. Ed Morrisey, Ph.D., professor of cell and developmental biology at the Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia. [Read More]
Humans tend to become weaker, sicker, and more prone to injury as they age, and animals are no different. The role of domesticated pets has significantly evolved since the days when dogs and cats would roam wild on farms next to goats and cows. Today, most families have one or two pets that they treat [Read More]
On May 5, 2016, Cranberry Holistic Pet Care in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania made headlines when they completed an unprecedented stem cell procedure on a canine patient. This particular dog suffered from osteoarthritis and was constantly in pain, but the treatment itself indicates the wider potential of stem cell treatments to improve the quality of life [Read More]