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Dec 16, 2019

Humans’ ‘inner salamander’ capacity could regrow cartilage

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Humans have the ability to regrow cartilage, a new study has found.

In a way similar to how and other creatures can regrow lost limbs, humans have the capacity to and regenerate cartilage in their joints, researchers at Duke Health discovered.

“We believe that an understanding of this ‘salamander-like’ regenerative capacity in humans, and the critically missing components of this regulatory circuit, could provide the foundation for new approaches to repair joint tissues and possibly whole limbs,” said senior author Virginia Byers Kraus, a professor in the departments of medicine, pathology and orthopedic surgery at Duke.

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