Using zebrafish, researchers investigated the timing and genetic programming of macrophages that help repair and regenerate the sensory organs within the fish. The findings could help pave the way for regenerative treatments for spinal cord injuries, hearing loss, and heart disorders in humans.
Transgenic three-banded panther worms are helping researchers uncover vital clues about regeneration.
Axolotl salamander genes that allow the neural tube and nerve fibers to regenerate after spinal cord damage have been identified. These genes are also found in humans, but are activated differently.
Researchers have developed a method of fabricating nanoscale electronic scaffolds that can be injected. The scaffolds can be used to monitor neural activity or promote neurogenesis.