Regrowing a Newt

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Some species of newts and salamanders, like the Eastern Spotted Newt, can regrow organs and even heart muscles. Scientists are studying these amphibians to learn how this works and explore ways that might make it possible for humans to use this same regenerative power. Image what kind of super hero you could be with the power to heal yourself!

red spotted eastern newt
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