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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Anything is possible, but without your big toe you cannot walk with that foot.
I cannot imagine giving up the ability to walk unaided for a missing thumb.
But then, I've seen just about everything lately, so...
I know a guy who put his head where his ass is, and became President.
Regeneration? That axolotl one’s immune system...
I’ve regrown my brain, twice.
And some cannot look away.
Or vice versa.
I live in a world full of geckos, who constantly lose tails to each other, my cats, doors, whatever.
Since a lot of them prefer to stay in their own little patch of turf, it is fascinating to see the tails grow back. They start out very stubby, but extend out and eventually achieve the same shape as the original. Only the coloring often does not match. Maybe they lost the color chip?
that happens a lot
That’s the one lesson I learned in my many stays
in hospital. Being a problem patient only brings
more problems, these people are there to help you
but they sure can cause a lot of pain if their
hearts aren’t into it.
Good news. You’ll be made good as new or better in the Rapture. :)
Whoa that’s some healing ability you got there. I’m impressed. You got the right user name then. :)
I read about scaffolding technology. That could work. Looking forward to it working someday.
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