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April 7, 2011 /  Nivea

First Promise for Limb Re-Growth in Mammals

Move over, newts and salamanders. The mouse may join you as the only animal that can re-grow their own severed limbs. Researchers are reporting that a simple chemical cocktail can coax mouse muscle fibers to become the kinds of cells found in the first stages of a regenerating limb. Their study, the first demonstration that mammal muscle can be turned into the biological raw material for a new limb.

via Simple Chemical Cocktail Shows First Promise for Limb Re-Growth in Mammals

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