James Godwin, Ph.D., Advances Prospect of Regeneration in Humans
In a study that builds on his earlier research, Godwin has identified key elements of regenerative success in the canny axolotl, nature's master of regeneration.
Godwin has found that the origin of pro-regenerative macrophages (a type of white blood cell essential to limb regeneration) in the axolotl is the liver. By providing science with a place to look for pro-regenerative macrophages in humans – the liver, rather than the bone marrow, which is the source of most human macrophages – the finding paves the way for regenerative medicine therapies in humans.Learn More
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