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Based on experiments with Mexican salamanders, researchers have found that elements of a salamander’s immune system called macrophages play a key role in enabling the regenerative process.
A team from the University of Nottingham has been using a Mexican aquatic salamander called an axolotl to study the evolution and genetics of stem cells - research that supports the development of regenerative medicine to treat the consequences of disease and injury using stem cell therapies.
The most comprehensive study to date of the proteins in a species of salamander that can regrow appendages may provide important clues to how similar regeneration could be induced in humans.
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The salamander is known for its regeneration, as it can replace lost limbs, lungs, its spinal cord, and even parts of its brain that it has lost.
The salamander is a superhero of regeneration, able to replace lost limbs, damaged lungs, sliced spinal cord -- even bits of lopped-off brain.
Hope for amputees lies in a strange looking Mexican salamander due to its ability to regenerate body parts.
A professor at Tulane University in New Orleans says he is studying a Mexican salamander in the hope of learning how to regenerate human limbs. Ken Muneoka, a cell and molecular biology professor at Tulane, said his research team of biologists from the University of Kentucky and the University of California at Irvine are attempting to learn how the salamander is able to regenerate its limbs, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Sunday. What we want to do is a detailed analysis of...
Beneath the gondolas in the remains of a great Aztec lake lives a monster-like creature called the axolotl, which looks something like a Muppet with a slimy tail, feather-like gills and mouth that curls into an strange smile.
Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) may also be referred to as the Mexican salamander or the Mexican walking fish. The Axolotl is a member of the Ambystomatidae family and although its common name may suggest it is a fish, it is an amphibian. Axolotl are found exclusively in Mexico. The species situates, near Mexico City, on the bottom of Xochimilco’s lakes. Unlike most salamanders, Axolotl keep its larval features throughout its entire life and very rarely ever emerge from water. A condition...
The Barred Tiger Salamander, Ambystoma mavortium, is a species of salamander found from southwestern Canada in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Its range extends south through the western United States to Texas and northern Mexico. There are five recognized subspecies of A. mavortium: Gray Tiger Salamander, Barred Tiger Salamander, Blotched Tiger Salamander, Arizona Tiger Salamander, and Sonoran Tiger Salamander. This Barred Tiger Salamander is one of the largest...
The Eastern Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum), is a species of mole salamander found throughout North America in Canada and much of the United States. Although it is common in many of the regions in which it is found, their numbers have declined historically. Wetland destruction plays a vital role in its decline. Also, introduced fishes to its regions have lowered their numbers as well. Tiger salamanders require a habitat where they are the top predator in order to thrive. Waters with low...
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