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University Of Dayton Study Overturns 250-Year-Old Belief About Effects Of Age, Repeated Injury On Tissue Regeneratio

From the 19 July 2011 Medical News Today article

Scientists have been wrong for 250 years about a fundamental aspect of tissue regeneration, according to a University of Dayton biologist who says his recent discovery is good news for humans.

In research published in Nature Communications this month, Panagiotis Tsonis concludes repeated regeneration, even at old age, does not alter the capacity of newts to regenerate tissue. His findings overturn long-accepted theories proposed by regeneration scientists that age and repeated amputation negatively affect regeneration….

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July 19, 2011 - Posted by | Medical and Health Research News | ,

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