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Cam scientist find away to regrow human limbs?

Lost Limbs
If a human loses a limb due to injury or disease, it’s gone forever. Not so for others in the animal kingdom.

When an aquatic African clawed frog loses a leg, for instance, it’s able to regrow a replacement — sort of. The limb that takes the place of the one the animal started out with isn’t quite as developed, looking more like a spike than a fully formed frog leg.

But using a hormone-Lost Limbs
If a human loses a limb due to injury or disease, it’s gone forever. Not so for others in the animal kingdom.

When an aquatic African clawed frog loses a leg, for instance, it’s able to regrow a replacement — sort of. The limb that takes the place of the one the animal started out with isn’t quite as developed, looking more like a spike than a fully formed frog leg.

But using a hormone-containing bioreactor designed to facilitate tissue engineering, researchers from Tufts University were able to help frogs with amputated limbs regrow ones far more like those they lost. Eventually, the research could make the leap to mammals.

Feeling Froggy
Thcontaining bioreactor designed to facilitate tissue engineering, researchers from Tufts University were able to help frogs with amputated limbs regrow ones far more like those they lost. Eventually, the research could make the leap to mammals.

Feeling Froggy
The researchers describe the device in a study published November 6 in the journal Cell Reports.

First, they 3D printed a e researchers describe the device in a study published November 6 in the journal Cell Reports.containing bioreactor designed to facilitate tissue engineering, researchers from Tufts University were able to help frogs with amputated limbs regrow ones far more like those they lost. Eventually, the research could make the leap to mammals.

Feeling Froggy
The researchers describe the device in a study published November 6 in the journal Cell Reports.

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https://futurism.com/the-byte/regrow-limbs-frogs

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While far from totally successful right now, that could happen.
I'm thinking cancer will be an issue as well. That's always a possibility when stimulating cell growth.
When I think about all the amputees coming back from war zones, I really hope they can work this out soon.
How wonderful that would be.


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