Scientists Discover Secrets to Salamander Limb Regeneration
by Tanya Lewis
Salamanders can regrow entire limbs and regenerate parts of major organs, an ability that relies on their immune systems, research now shows.
A study of the axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum), an aquatic salamander, reveals that immune cells called macrophages are critical in the early stages of regenerating lost limbs. Wiping out these cells permanently prevented regeneration and led to tissue scarring. The findings hint at possible strategies for tissue repair in humans…
(read more: Live Science)              
(photo: Andrew Burgess/Shutterstock)

Scientists Discover Secrets to Salamander Limb Regeneration

by Tanya Lewis

Salamanders can regrow entire limbs and regenerate parts of major organs, an ability that relies on their immune systems, research now shows.

A study of the axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum), an aquatic salamander, reveals that immune cells called macrophages are critical in the early stages of regenerating lost limbs. Wiping out these cells permanently prevented regeneration and led to tissue scarring. The findings hint at possible strategies for tissue repair in humans…

(read more: Live Science)              

(photo: Andrew Burgess/Shutterstock)

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