Here’s a new story about Manchester University (UK) researchers who have discovered the potential for yet more miracle drugs made possible by amphibians. Excerpt:

“Manchester University researchers are exploiting the ability of some amphibians to regrow limbs. ‘Human and amphibian proteins are very similar,’ said one of the researchers, Professor Enrique Amaya. ‘That means the lessons you learn from frogs and salamanders are applicable to humans. Their embryos – spawn – are also easier to study.'”

“The secret powers of frogs are being exploited by scientists to create drugs that will correct disfiguring facial scars and could one day help in the regrowth of amputated arms and legs.”

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