Pathways: The Regeneration Issue

Cover of Pathways student magazine showing many zebrafish swimming underwater around grasslike plants, with the featured question: What do you and these zebrafish have in common? Cover of Pathways student magazine.

NIGMS and Scholastic, Inc., are excited to bring you the next edition of Pathways, a collection of free resources that teaches students about basic science, its importance to human health, and exciting research careers.

Pathways is designed for grades 6 through 12. The topic of this unit is regenerative medicine, a field that focuses on restoring or healing damaged body parts so that they function normally. The long-term goal is to stimulate tissue and organs to heal themselves.

You’ll find information on:

  • How studying creatures that regenerate tissue may help treat human disease
  • Different jobs for researchers in a lab
  • NIGMS scientists who study regeneration and the discoveries they’re unlocking
  • How to write a research question and develop a hypothesis

Featured in This Issue:

Thomas Lozito, assistant professor at the University of Southern California

Celina Juliano, assistant professor at the University of California, Davis

Voot P. Vin, director of scientific services at MDI Biological Laboratory

Lamont R. Jones, department vice chair at Henry Ford Health System

Mansi Srivastava, assistant professor at Harvard University

Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, scientific director at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Pathways [PDF] was distributed to teachers as a special insert in the October issue of Scholastic’s Science World magazine, and anyone can access and download materials for free on the Pathways website. Print copies of the first issue are available for order, and copies of this issue are soon on the way.

Let us know on social media how you’re sharing Pathways in your classroom by using the hashtag #NIGMSPathways!