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An albino Axolotls (Ambystoma Mexicanum) is pictured at the laboratory of ecological restoration of the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City, on August 29, 2014. The wild axolotls are near extinction due to urbanization in Mexico City and water pollution. RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

Healing skin and regrowing limbs: The science of regeneration

We all know what happens when you get a cut or scrape. You get a scab, you try not to pick at it, and then after a little while it heals. But what’s really going on under that scab? What superpowers does our skin have to repair itself? And what about other animals like salamanders that can do some pretty extreme healing? We’re going under the skin for this one.

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This episode was originally released on October 29, 2015. Listen to that version here:

Healing skin and regrowing limbs: The science of regeneration
by Brains On!