limb regeneration

SciTech Now Episode 312

In this episode of SciTech Now, scientists are studying the axolotl salamander’s ability to regenerate their limbs; Brian Hecht unveils some of the latest apps in the music industry; the company Made in Space is making a spacecraft out of asteroids; self-cleaning nanostructures that could help reduce infections; and  Adrienne Bennett, the first African American […]

Learning from a salamander that regenerates its limbs

The axolotl is a Mexican salamander with an incredible ability: cut its leg off, and the limb will grow right back! Researchers, like Susan Bryant of the University of California, Irvine, are studying these amphibians to understand the underlying mechanisms for their miraculous regenerative powers.