Another example of the medical miracles that frogs can reveal to make life better for humans. Full story here. An excerpt:

New research on amphibians could soon give researchers a leg up on how limbs develop in a host of organisms, and one day lead to techniques to repair injuries in humans.

Dalhousie post-doctoral researcher Ryan Kerney’s work in figuring out how a frog found in Puerto Rico’s rainforests develops its limbs has just been published in the journal Evolution and Development.

The emerging field of regenerative medicine is watching this type of research closely hoping to understand how limb development findings could be applied to humans. Regenerative medicine looks at how stem cells can be used to regrow missing structures or guide in the development of structures within an organism.