Regrowing Limbs: Can People Regenerate Body Parts?…

  • The gold standard for limb regeneration is the salamander, which can grow perfect replacements for lost body parts throughout its lifetime. Understanding how can provide a road map for human limb regeneration.
  • The early responses of tissues at an amputation site are not that different in salamanders and in humans, but eventually human tissues form a scar, whereas the salamander’s reactivate an embryonic development program to build a new limb.
  • Learning to control the human wound environment to trigger salamanderlike healing could make it possible to regenerate large body parts.

Read More At: Scientific American

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