Human cartilage uses the same salamander like mechanism to regenerate tissue
Salamander-like powers in humans to regrow cartilage - short science news and articles

While it was always thought that humans cannot regrow tissue, researchers have recently discovered that human cartilage tissue has a repair mechanism similar to that seen in salamander.

The cartilage tissue, especially in the ankle joint uses molecules called microRNAs which are the same molecules used for tissue regeneration in organisms like salamanders, lizards and zebrafish indicating that it is evolutionarily conserved across several species.

This could form the basis of developing novel therapies for osteoarthritis which is the most common joint disorder in the world.

Read the full story: Duke University
Scientific publication: Science Advances


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