newt http://wvxu.org en Newts may hold the key to human regeneration http://wvxu.org/post/newts-may-hold-key-human-regeneration <p><strong>Newts have the amazing distinction of being able to regenerate almost any body part</strong>. University of Dayton Biology Professor Panagiotis Tsonis does not know exactly why they&nbsp;do it&nbsp;or how they do it, only that they can do it. He wonders if the human body, where regeneration genes have apparently been silenced, can be turned back on.&nbsp;Tsonis thinks studying the newt's eye lens is the key and is involved in a research project now to learn more. <strong>Ann Thompson reports in "Focus on Technology."</strong></p><p></p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 09:31:10 +0000 Ann Thompson 12015 at http://wvxu.org Newts may hold the key to human regeneration