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The African Mouse That Could Hold the Key to Healing Wounds Without Scar Tissue by Regenerating Its Own Damaged Skin, University of Florida Study  
9/27/2012 7:17:29 AM

A small African mammal with an unusual ability to regrow damaged tissues could be the key to the next breakthrough in regenerative medicine, say scientists. Salamanders have long been studied for their ability to regrow lost limbs. However, amphibian biology is so different from human biology that experts have found it difficult to translate their findings into medical therapies for humans. But the African spiny mouse is a mammal and therefore far closer on an evolutionary scale to ourselves.