Started by drunkenshoe, January 29, 2022, 03:06:50 AM
QuoteScientists in the US have successfully regrown the lost legs of a group of frogs in a significant advance for regenerative medicine.The research is an important step to one day helping people who have experienced the loss of a limb and opens the door to the potential use of a similar treatment on humans in the future.The African clawed frog used in the research does not have the ability to naturally regenerate a limb and was treated with a five-drug cocktail over 24 hours. That brief treatment set in motion an 18-month period of regrowth that restored a functional leg.â€œItâ€™s exciting to see that the drugs we selected were helping to create an almost complete limb,â€ said Nirosha Murugan, research affiliate at the Allen Discovery Centre at Tufts and first author of the paper outlining the experiment.â€œThe fact that it required only a brief exposure to the drugs to set in motion a months-long regeneration process suggests that frogs and perhaps other animals may have dormant regenerative capabilities that can be triggered into actionâ€.
Quote from: drunkenshoe on January 29, 2022, 03:06:50 AMhttps://www.euronews.com/next/2022/01/28/scientists-regrow-frogs-amputated-limbs-in-massive-leap-for-regenerative-medicine
Quote from: the_antithesis on January 29, 2022, 03:34:08 PMI, for one, welcome our ribbity overlords. Needeep. Needeep.