Wearable Bioreactor Device Helps Frogs Regenerate ‘Paddle-Like’ limbs

Bioreactor regenerate limbs
An African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) swimming in a tank (Image credit: Celia Herrera-Rincon / Tufts University).
A team of scientists from Tufts University and the University of Florida designed a device that can induce partial hindlimb regeneration in adult frogs by “kick-starting” tissue repair at the amputation site. The researchers used adult aquatic African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis) for their study. They created a wearable bioreactor attached to the wound site […]