Do You Have The Nerves To Regenerate? What The Green Anole Lizard Can Teach Us About Appendage Regeneration
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Jason Newbern is an assistant professor at Arizona State University | ASU · School of Life Sciences.
                       

Do You Have The Nerves To Regenerate? What The Green Anole Lizard Can Teach Us About Appendage Regeneration

Humans may be able to replace parts of the skin or liver when injured, but we have a limited capacity to regenerate many other complex structures as adults, such as limbs or brain tissue. The explanation for this is complicated, and many aspects remain poorly understood. To understand how complex structures might be reconstructed in adulthood, scientists often turn to organisms that maintain the ability to regenerate appendages, like salamanders or zebrafish. However, lizards are one of the closest relatives...

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