Skip to comments.Missing parts? Salamander regeneration secret revealed
Posted on 05/20/2013 7:20:34 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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, 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.
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Courtesy ping. :)
Beat me to it!
My brother had his thumb cut off from an accident at a construction site. He was up on a ladder handling some cables (he’s an electrician) and, due to someone dropping something, the cables sped loose and took his thumb right with it.
I gave him the thumbs up when I saw him that day.
i saw a thing where a guy lost his thumb in an accident then lost his foot in another but they put his big toe where his thumb used to be
“i saw a thing where a guy lost his thumb in an accident then lost his foot in another but they put his big toe where his thumb used to be”
I seem to remember something like that. I told him that was the solution to his missing-thumb problem too.
Me and my man...atee.
are you saying it would save huge manatee and whales all in one breath
I see a family resemblance...
Was his name... Tony?
So did he get his thumb reattached? LOL at giving him thumbs up.
By a nose!
A friend of mines nephew was working on a cat and ended up sticking his hand in the fan. They are going to put his big toe where his thumb was.
Maybe this information can be combined with scaffolding technology.
Reminds. Me of when my friend (and employer) got in an awful motorcycle wreck. He didn’t know what from where for an extended period.
Anyway, they had a wax board in his room “ your nurses name is ______’ your doctors name is ______”.
The fun was Today’s date is______”
One of his daughters, , to my chagrin at the time, used to wait until he nodded off for a few minutes, then change the date. .....
It took me awhile to see the humor, but damn...that was LOL stuff.
Nah, his name is Larry. They couldn’t reattach the thumb. It was too messed up. He’s still working though. He had previously just gotten a promotion, and so now they sit him at a desk organizing and planning, and when he goes out he still manages to make it work. He didn’t sue.
His boss later told him “Well, at least now you can’t sit around with your thumb up your ***”! A friend of his also said “Hey, man, I wanna play thumb war with you!” The thumb incident led to great fun!
LOL, that does sound fun!
I’ve since thought, who would I rather have visit me in the hospital—the dour serious relative, or one that will screw with my mind a bit....
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