Axolotls can rebuild their brains

“Eternal tadpoles” reveal the evolutionary processes of the central nervous system. And in the future, they may help people who have suffered extensive brain damage.

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Axolotls — amphibians native to Mexico — have been known to Western science for 150 years. And since then they have never ceased to amaze. They are “perpetual tadpoles” that never grow into their adult, terrestrial form, plus they have…



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