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Regeneration science takes a leap forward

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

A wearable bioreactor delivering treatment to a frog’s wound induced partial limb regeneration

A limb wound of an adult frog usually leads to the formation of a cartilaginous ‘spike’ (left). However, treatment with progesterone using a silk hydrogel device for 24 hrs led to the formation of a paddle-like structure (right).