The field of regenerative medicine holds enormous potential to repair, regrow and replace tissues and organs damaged by age, disease and trauma. There are many different approaches in the field of regenerative medicine, including strategies to engineer tissues ex vivo, to replace lost tissues via transplantation and to enhance existing regenerative mechanisms within tissues.
Scientists at CRI are approaching this field by working to identify the mechanisms and genes that regulate normal tissue development in hopes that we can use these same mechanisms to promote or stimulate regeneration in the damaged organs and tissues. Stem cells in particular are of interest because these cells are responsible for the maintenance of many adult tissues. CRI scientists are also studying the regenerative capacity of the liver, brain and blood forming system.
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