Monkeys Influential in Regenerating Lost Limbs

This morning, CNN.com covered an interesting development in the research to develop regenerated limbs.  Thanks to animal research, science may be one step closer.

Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston are spearheading efforts to make limbs that can be transplanted in humans.  According to CNN, it is estimated that almost 185,000 amputations occur each year in America and that 2 million people are living with the loss of a limb.  Rodent and primate models have been important to the work at MGH to develop cells and structures to create a fully-functioning limb that would not be rejected by the body’s immune system.

To read CNN’s report and learn more about this breakthrough research, please click here.