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It’s ice-cream time again! How does our body respond as we delightfully consume sugar? Ever wanted to be able to carefree about losing a limb or two? Let’s get some lessons on that from the regenerative abilities of the salamander. Join us with a pint of beer to hear some exciting science!
Talking cells and diabetes
After a meal or drink, our blood sugar level increases. By releasing the hormone insulin, cells in pancreas bring those levels back to normal. They need to release insulin in synchronised pulses, and if not, diabetes may develop. But why is it important that the cells respond as a unified collective?
Insights into limb regeneration from the Axolotl
Pietro Tardivo and Leo Otsuki (PhD students in Regenerative Biology)
When a salamander loses an arm or a leg, it can regenerate it and walk again. What are the ingredients for successful regeneration? Join us on a journey of discovery from the 18th century to the present day. Where did salamanders with three arms or eight fingers come from – and how did they guide us towards genes required for limb regeneration?
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