Unlike humans, salamanders can re-grow lost limbs. Essentially, all their cells are stem cells, blank slates capable of becoming any type of tissue. Now, scientists are tapping the same possibilities in human adult stem cells in order to repair tendons, ligaments and cartilage. It sounds like something straight out of science fiction, but this promising new field—called regenerative medicine—is poised to revolutionize the world of medicine.
The Promising Field of Regenerative Medicine by Dorothy Foltz-Gray
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