Scientists one step away from cloning adult humans

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It might soon be possible to grow human body parts in a lab, even from older adults’ stem cells.

For the first time ever human cloning has been used to create stem cells for adults in a breakthrough which could lead to tissue and organs being regrown. Scientists have turned the skin cells of a 75-year-ol man into stem cells, which can grow into any type of tissue in the body.

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Instant skin graft spray gun offers new treatment for burn victims

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Revolutionary development: The stem cell spray gun treats burns in 1.5 hours.

Doctor Jörg Gerlach, of the University of Pittsburgh’s McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine has created a prototype medical device that literally sprays skin cells onto burn victims to re-grow skin.

 

 

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Worm Regenerates Entire Body from a Single Cell

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Asexual fission from one cell?

Planarians, a type of flatworm, reproduce by asexual fission. Cut one in half, and the missing parts will regrow until you have two planarians. Scientists have known for a while that the regeneration took place among a cluster of cells called cNeoblasts. Some wondered if was possible to grow an entire worm from a single such cell, and so performed an experiment…

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Study Finds Newborn Mice’s Hearts Can Heal Themselves

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Researchers worked with mice and found that if a portion of the heart was removed within the first week of life, the heart grew back completely.

An adult zebra fish can regenerate a damaged heart with no scar formation. This remarkable phenomenon has been seen in other fish and amphibians as well, but never before in a mammal.

 

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Salamander’s Regeneration Wonders In Realm Of Possibility For Humans

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Salamander: superhero of regeneration

 The salamander is a superhero of regeneration, able to replace lost limbs, damaged lungs, sliced spinal cord — even bits of lopped-off brain. But it turns out that remarkable ability isn’t so mysterious after all — suggesting that researchers could learn how to replicate it in people.

 

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The Military Plans To Regrow Body Parts

 The Military Plans To Regrow Body Parts

The US Military believes that humans will someday be able to regrow their limbs much like reptiles

The Department of Defense has announced the creation of the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine to ‘harness stem cell research and technology… to reconstruct new skin, muscles and tendons, and even ears, noses and fingers.’ The government is budgeting $250 million in public and private money for the project’s first five years, and the NIH and three universities will be on the team.

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