San Antonio — Ah, to be able to regrow a missing limb like a slimy salamander—a trick long dreamed of by youngsters and scientists alike.

Research into such regenerative abilities has increasingly excited the scientific community during the past 30 years as it has gained further insight into the potential of the extracellular matrix, a part of all biological tissue that acts like the scaffolding for cells. In particular, researchers are interested in the potential that extracellular matrices (ECM) may have in signaling and regulating stem cells, something that someday could be used to repair and regenerate human tissues. Science… Read more »