Re: Research on Limb Regeneration

Posted by
Cure for Gravity on Feb 14, 2004 at 17:49

Re: Research on Limb Regeneration (Mike Kremer)

This can be great news for heart attack and burnt victims. Not to forget spinal injuries too.

Regrow a member like an arm? Hmm, I am a little more skeptical to that. Considering that growth involves a very coordinated retro-inhibition and retro-activation systems involving growth hormones and growth factors (IGF-1, IGF-2,h EGF,rHuEGF,...) That requires the entire hypothamalo-pituary gland complex to work well since it involves more than one tissue and it would have to be well coordinated. I would imagine it would quite a challenge to be able to do it right now.

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