Researchers have found that oxygen-containing free radicals aid rather than harm cell regeneration in tadpoles
Regeneration of a tadpole's tail over the first six hours after amputation – Hydrogen peroxide is highlighted (Image: Nature Cell Biology)
Researchers at the University of Manchester have found that Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) – oxygen-containing free radicals that are commonly believed to be harmful to cells – actually play a vital role in the regeneration of the tails of tadpoles. The finding could have profound implications for the healing and regeneration of human tissue.
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