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The amazing Mexican axolotl

The United Nations The interface between medicine and zoophysiology could become one of the major research fields of the future.

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Biologists from Aarhus University and researchers from Skejby Hospital are already working closely alongside each other to find out whether the physiological properties of animals can be transferred to people. One of these projects is exploring the way in which the Mexican axolotl (a kind of salamander) regenerates lost limbs. “If we can transfer this ability to human beings, the potential benefits will be absolutely amazing,” reports Professor Tobias Wang from the Department of Biological Sciences in an interview with the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.