September 20, 2014

Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology & Tissue Engineering

The Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering is uniquely positioned to move the biomedical research goal of understanding the ability of many animals to spontaneously regenerate their body parts forward.  MBL researchers have studied regeneration in marine and other animals for more than a century, building expertise that will flourish and grow in the Bell Center. An understanding of tissue and organ regeneration in lower animals holds great promise for translating to medical treatments for serious human conditions, including spinal cord injury, diabetes, organ failure, and degenerative neural diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

A cornerstone of the Bell Center is a new National Xenopus Resource for research on the frog, which possesses unique regenerative abilities and is a major animal model used in U.S. biomedical research.

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