posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 05:54 PM
"Can we replicate the Salamander's regenerative abilities in humans?"
This is pretty preliminary stuff, but interesting nonetheless. It seems Salamander's do not have "special" cells that function in limb
regeneration, as previously thought; rather, cells from various systems join together to reform the detached limb or tissue.
"The salamander is a superhero of regeneration, able to replace lost limbs, damaged lungs, sliced spinal cord -- even bits of lopped-off brain. But
it turns out that remarkable ability isn't so mysterious after all -- suggesting that researchers could learn how to replicate it in people."