Questions tagged [regeneration]

Tag for questions related to the process of renewal, restoration, and growth that makes genomes, cells, organisms, and ecosystems resilient to natural fluctuations or events that cause disturbance or damage.

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Why do neurons loose the potential to regenerate and reproduce in adult animals?

I have read in several books that neurons in the central nervous system loose the power to regenerate after some developmental stage but why do they? Can we artificially induce regeneration?
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Why can't complex multicellular organisms reproduce by regeneration? [closed]

My textbook says that regeneration isn't possible in complex multicellular organisms. But why? Why can't specialized cells be present in the bodies of complex multi cellular organisms which can ...
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Do brain cells regenerate in the adult brain?

I know that most cells in the body regenerate, dying and being replaced with new cells. For example, in bone special enzymes move radially outward from the marrow in a narrow tunnel, destroying the ...
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Do cells in healing ligaments or tendons have deformation processes? If so, what are they?

I am trying to better understand how non-muscle tissue in the muscuoloskeletal system heals. Specifically, I am interested in how ligaments or tendons heal once torn. I read the following text: ...
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regenerative capacity of human body

Is liver the only internal organ in human body with regenerative capacity? How about endometrium?and what is the difference between regeneration and renewing?
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A theoretical ethical dilemma [closed]

For all those who keep in touch with advancements in field of biology iPSCs ought not to be a foreign term. iPSCs are now being used to make organ models to be able to study diseases and how drugs ...
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Can mexican salamander regenerate any organ?

Mexican salamander or few other species of salamander can regenerate limbs, tail etc. Do they have HOX genes for vital organs like liver, heart, brain, kidney? If brain is damaged, can salamander ...
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What would happen if VEGF was injected into a person?

Couldn't VEGF help with ligament recovery? I looked it up and found some studies in rats, but nothing on people. VEGF inhibitors tend to be used more often then VEGF. Why isn't VEGF being used in ...
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Does liver regenerate quicker if idle?

I recently heard a proposition that fasting (especially fruit-only diet) can improve liver function because it removes the load usually induced by toxins in common diets, thereby allowing the liver to ...
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What if we blend hydras to form a soup. will they still regenerate to form new individuals? [closed]

Hydras can regenerate if cut into pieces. But if we take a pound of alive hydras in a blender/grinder and blend/grind them to form a jelly like liquid made of hydras where we have finely blended them, ...
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which of these fields will cure aging? [closed]

life extension is expected to happen as a result of breakthroughs in tissue rejuvenation, stem cells, regenerative medicine, molecular repair, gene therapy, pharmaceuticals, and organ replacement. ...
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Spontaneous generation of fruit flies

I live in the South of England. It is currently winter. Whenever I buy bananas, even one, if I leave the discarded banana peel in my kitchen, within hours or even minutes, there is a cloud of little ...