Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Alligators’ infinite teeth

Grow-your-own teeth!

A research team led by Professor Cheng-Ming Chuong from USC are studying how alligators turn on the control to regenerate their teeth. They replace their teeth throughout their lives. Researchers believe that dental lamina- which is also present in human teeth- may play an important role in teeth regeneration, suggesting/hoping that maybe this is a possibility in our own mouths when teeth fall out.

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As always, the connection between research and application takes a long time but this is exciting. Also because of this comment under this article:

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Between watching Nikita (Michael got a new hand made from his own cells!) and this news, I wonder what century I woke up in…

Have you played Where’s My Water? You tweak valves and levers to get water to an alligator waiting to take a shower. I played it all the time when I was babysitting and usually the kiddos would be so much better than me.

9 comments:

  1. شركة نقل عفش بالرياض وجدة والدمام والخبر والجبيل اولقطيف والاحساء والرياض وجدة ومكة المدينة المنورة والخرج والطائف وخميس مشيط وبجدة افضل شركة نقل عفش بجدة نعرضها مجموعة الفا لنقل العفش بمكة والخرج والقصيم والطائف وتبوك وخميس مشيط ونجران وجيزان وبريدة والمدينة المنورة وينبع افضل شركات نقل الاثاث بالجبيل والطائف وخميس مشيط وبريدة وعنيزو وابها ونجران المدينة وينبع تبوك والقصيم الخرج حفر الباطن والظهران
    شركة نقل عفش بجدة
    شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة

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