A Similarity Between Humans and Salamanders
Updated: Dec 30, 2019
Researchers at Duke Health found out that human joints can repair itself like how salamanders regenerate their limbs. In their study, they found a way to determine the age of proteins. The researchers used internal molecular clocks that are integral to amino acids. With predictable regularity, it converts to one form to another.
As the study went on, the researchers also found out where the age of the cartilage depended - the place where it resided in the body. The location hugely affects how the limb repair occurs in certain animals which leads to the correlation between the age of human cartilage and the location. Find out more about this interesting study here.