Friday, October 4, 2013
Fully Functioning Tear Glands Regenerated
"Scientists from Japan have regenerated fully functioning bioengineered salivary and tear glands, according to two reviews published in the journal Nature Communications." That's the news from Medical News Today. "Researchers from the Tokyo University of Science, led by professor Takashi Tsuji, say their findings demonstrate proof-of-concept and indicate a big step toward next-generation organ replacement regenerative therapies, helping people whose organs have been damaged by disease, injury or aging. For both studies, the researchers transplanted and tested their regenerated glands in mouse models that had certain disorders." Read more.