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Regenerative biology

Skin, heal thyself

Simply grabbing an African spiny mouse can cause it to lose up to 60% of the skin on its back. Analysis of the mouse's astounding shedding and healing capacity provides insight into the biomechanics of tissue regeneration. See Letter p.561

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Figure 1: Wound repair in African spiny mice.

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Tanaka, E. Skin, heal thyself. Nature 489, 508–510 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/489508a

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