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Spiny Mice Appear to Regenerate Damaged Kidneys
The mice, already known to regenerate skin, seem to avoid the tissue scarring that leads to organ failure in other animals.
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Spiny Mice Appear to Regenerate Damaged Kidneys
Spiny Mice Appear to Regenerate Damaged Kidneys

The mice, already known to regenerate skin, seem to avoid the tissue scarring that leads to organ failure in other animals.

The mice, already known to regenerate skin, seem to avoid the tissue scarring that leads to organ failure in other animals.

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, TENRA
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