Like many lizards, geckos can detach their tail in order to evade a predator, then regrow it complete with the spinal cord. In fact, they can regrow it faster than any other lizard – within just 30 days. Now, a scientist from Canada’s University of Guelph has discovered how they go about doing it. His findings could lead to improved treatment of spinal cord injuries in humans.
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