Wired On Regenerating Mice

Wired is running an article on Ellen Heber-Katz's regenerating strain of mice: "Researchers systematically amputated digits and damaged various organs of the mice, including the heart, liver and brain, most of which grew back. ... When cells from the regenerative mice were injected into normal mice, the normal mice adopted the ability to regenerate. And when the special mice bred with normal mice, their offspring inherited souped-up regeneration capabilities. ... If we identified the molecules that allow mice that don't regenerate to regenerate ... and I think we could be close to doing that, then I think the next step is to consider what these molecules would do in individuals." This research was most recently presented at the SENS 2 conference.

Link: http://www.wired.com/news/print/0,1294,68962,00.html


Post a comment; thoughtful, considered opinions are valued. New comments can be edited for a few minutes following submission. Comments incorporating ad hominem attacks, advertising, and other forms of inappropriate behavior are likely to be deleted.

Note that there is a comment feed for those who like to keep up with conversations.