Navigation Links
Limb Regeneration In Humans: A Future Possibility

Recently, a study has been launched, which, if fruitful, may enable future generations to heal without scarring and grow their own replacement limbs. A research team at Manchester University, headed by Dr Enrique Amaya//, and partly funded by The Healing Foundation charity, is looking to animals for clues to how the body can regenerate.

Prof Amaya will focus on the genetics of wound healing and regeneration in frog embryos, which can heal without scars within hours, a feat possible for human embryos until the age of about six months. Adult frogs retain the capacity and salamanders can even grow new tails and limbs when severed. According to Prof Amaya, humans most likely lose this perfect healing capacity with age, because it is important to heal wounds quickly to avoid infections. Over the next 25 years, this team will study what genes and cells are important for regeneration and see if the same can be encouraged to happen in mammals, starting with mice and moving ultimately to humans if successful. They will first see if the salamander's ability can be reproduced in the frog, before moving on to mice, then people.

Humans and amphibians share as much as 85 % of the same genes, so it is likely that adult humans do have, in a silenced form, the genes that would enable scarless healing. By working out which genes govern wound healing in the fetus and which genes come into play in the adult, the team hopes to identify the genetic factors at work and develop drugs that would coerce the human body to heal itself when damaged.

The work could mean that people who are severely scarred will be able to heal without any trace of the injury. Similarly, people who lose a limb through trauma may be able to grow a new one identical to the one that they lost.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Regeneration of muscle
2. Research Throws Light On Regeneration of Hearing Cells
3. Oncomodulin- Path To Nerve Regeneration
4. Growth Factor Aids in Regeneration of Heart Blood Vessel
5. Regeneration After Spinal Cord Injury
6. Rescuing Injured Hearts by Enhancing Regeneration
7. Limb Regeneration Exists Innately In All Vertebrates – Says Researc
8. Vanderbilt Performs States First Stem Cell Heart Regeneration Therapy
9. UF Launches Project to Bridge the Regeneration Gap
10. Liver Regeneration may Be Simpler Than Previously Thought
11. Liver Regeneration Unplugged
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Remember the old saying “rub some ... to Perry A~, author of “Calcium Bentonite Clay” the health benefits of integrating clay ... and detoxifying the body. , A former motivational speaker, Perry A~ has since dedicated ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... greater than 50% lower incidence rate of type 2 diabetes in the GrassrootsHealth ... ”It is time to make a change in public health,” states Carole Baggerly, ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... ... Guruji Mahendra Kumar Trivedi is offering 3 days of accelerated personal growth ... on February 10th. During this time, people can achieve better health, greater wealth, ... from over 40 different countries as an “ordinary man with an extraordinary gift.” ...
(Date:2/7/2016)... Birmingham, Lake Orion, Clarkston, Metamora, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... February 07, ... ... women on Friday in recognition of National Wear Red Day. National Wear Red ... heart disease and stroke in women. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 ...
(Date:2/6/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 06, 2016 , ... US Sports ... Coaching Conference (YUCC) . This event brings together top non-profit leaders, ultimate organizations, and ... and Girls Ultimate”. Valerio Iani, Bay Area Disc Program Director of Youth and Education, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... 8, 2016  Dynatronics Corporation (NASDAQ: DYNT ... devices and rehabilitation equipment for the physical therapy, ... Broncos, football team for winning the 2016 World ... Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  "The Broncos have ... forward to enhancing their athletic achievements with our ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , February 8, 2016 ... report published by Allied Market Research titled, "World ... and Forecasts, 2014-2020", estimates the world synthetic biology ... synthesis and sequencing technology segment would continue to ... software tools segment, collectively, held around half of ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... OAKS, Calif. , Feb. 5, 2016 Amgen ... 5 th Annual Global Healthcare Conference at 9:15 a.m. ... York City . David W. Meline , executive ... at the conference. Live audio of the presentation can be ... , under Investors. A replay of the webcast will also ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: