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Skin Diagram

WSU has begun researching skin regeneration

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter July 7, 2022

Researchers are examining how to regenerate skin without scarring by reactivating Lef1 expression in adult fibroblasts to reprogram the skin. Fibroblasts are cell types dominant in the dermis, the thick...

Postdoctoral researcher Kathir Selvam holds a sample of yeast cells after the Elf1 gene has been knocked out.

Researchers redefine gene involved with DNA repair

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter September 1, 2021

WSU researchers discovered a gene involved in repairing genetic pathways that can lead to cancerous conditions, neurological defects and cause aging.  The gene — named ELOF1 — was discovered 20...

This image, which appears in the study manuscript, shows the physical differences between freshwater and toxin-adapted Atlantic molly. Toxin-adapted fish have larger heads and gills as adaptations to the oxygen-deficient water.

Study finds epigenetic modifications last multiple generations in toxin-adapted fish

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor July 1, 2021

WSU researchers found in a study that epigenetic modifications for fish living in toxic hydrogen sulfide-rich water can last for two generations after being moved to fresh water.  DNA itself — through...

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