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Limb and Organ Regeneration Featured on “Maine Calling,” MPBN’s Popular Radio Call-In Program

  • July 27, 2016

Though it sounds like science fiction, limb regeneration in humans is within the realm of possibility. The study of limb regeneration can also lead to advances in wound healing and in the development of highly sophisticated prosthetic devices that are much more sensitive and effective than those that are currently in use.

MDI Biological Laboratory scientists Benjamin L. King, Ph.D., Voot P. Yin, Ph.D., and Hermann Haller, M.D., recently discussed advances in limb and organ regeneration on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s popular call-in program, “Maine Calling.”


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