News tagged with limb

Scientists solved the Spallanzani's dilemma

Imagine losing an eye, an arm or even your spinal cord. When we are wounded, our bodies, and those of other mammals, generally respond by sealing the wound with scar tissue. The newt, however, has evolved unique strategies ...

dateMar 30, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Regrowing functional joints in frogs

In a first, Japanese researchers have regenerated functional joints in frogs by activating a newly-found "reintegration" mechanism. Further understanding of this process may help transplanted tissues integrate with the original ...

dateJan 14, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Who's in that vomit, anyhow?

Everyone likes "gross" fossils. Fossil poo always gets attention, and infected bones are cool to look at, but vomit is fairly unusual in the fossil record. One of the best known examples (at least to paleontologists with ...

dateNov 13, 2015 in Archaeology & Fossils
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