Regenerating Organs Could Be The Future Fountain Of Youth

Regenerating Organs Could Be The Future Fountain Of Youth
Innovation

For the first time, scientists have caused a living organ to regenerate itself in a mouse.

Daniela Walker
  • 14 april 2014


Scientists in Edinburgh have regenerated a living organ in a mouse, the first development of its kind.

While researchers have previously built organs from stem cells, this is the first time chemical treatment has resulted in an organ regenerating itself. In their research, scientists at the University of Edinburgh manipulated a single protein in elderly mice – using a chemical trigger – that caused their thymus’ to regenerate.

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