Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine

<P>By Nancy Singh, April 2007 ( Stem cell therapy (SCT) has long captured the imagination of scientists worldwide as a way of regenerative medicine. Many species, most notably amphibians and certain fish, can regenerate their body parts. The salamander regenerates its limbs, tail, upper and lower jaws, lens and retina of its eye, and its intestine! This remarkable ability is particularly pronounced in the larval stage. For this reason, larval salamanders are favourites for research on regeneration…</P>