Imagine losing an eye, an arm or even your spinal cord. When we are wounded, our bodies, and those of other mammals, generally respond by sealing the wound with scar tissue. The newt, however, can repeatedly regenerate lost tissues, even as an adult. Recent research led by University of Dayton Biology Professor Panagiotis A. Tsonis and Chikafumi Chiba at the University of Tsukuba in Japan, published in the current volume of the prestigious journal Nature Communications, has shed some light on the newt’s exceptional regenerative ability and may provide further insight into regeneration in other species, including mammals.
University of Dayton. "Regeneration Research" (2016). http://wayback.archive-it.org/4727/20160412200916/https://www.udayton.edu/news/articles/2016/04/regeneration_research.php