A”miracle mouse” that is capable of regenerating its own organs has been discovered by a Ellen Heber-Katz, professor of immunology at the Wistar Institute.
â€œWe have experimented with amputating or damaging several different organs, such as the heart, toes, tail and ears, and just watched them regrow,â€? she said. â€œIt is quite remarkable. The only organ that did not grow back was the brain.
â€œWhen we injected foetal liver cells taken from those animals into ordinary mice, they too gained the power of regeneration. We found this persisted even six months after the injection.â€?