According To Scientists We Will Be Able To Renew Our Body Parts In The Future

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The regeneration of damaged or lost arms and legs by the body is a technology that mankind has long been dreaming of. Today, scientists say we can achieve this technology in just a few years. What will this bring? Does that mean we could be immortal? There are so many questions and not all of them have answers. But let's take a look at what scientists have found out so far.

Many scientific research studies have recently been carried out on the subject.

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The ability to regenerate, known as regeneration, is found in many animal species: several species of arthropods, including scorpions, amphibians such as ringworms and salamanders can regenerate some parts of their body; many species, including the starfish, can get rid of their damaged limbs and create new ones; some reptiles are able to repair their broken tail.

The acorn worm, used in recent experiments, is one of those species that can regenerate itself.

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The acorn worm, one of the nearest invertebrate relatives of human beings and a resident on coral reefs, is a species that can regenerate all parts of its body, including the head and nervous system. For example, if you divide an acorn worm into two, you will have two identical acorn worms in fifteen days.

At the same time, this type resembles the human body a lot in terms of body structure.

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It is quite natural for scientists to ask the following question based on this similarity: If our genes are so close together, can we have the same ability? Biology professor Billie Swalla, who runs the research, said:

"I think we can develop the same ability as humans, our genes are quite similar to the Acorn worms, and if we solve how we can activate these genes, we can have regeneration ability in the near future."

Although this sounds like science fiction, scientists agree that it will be possible.

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Humankind is a creature with the ability to regenerate its skin, some parts of organs, and nails. It also has the genes that are needed to do more. Swalla adds:

"We share thousands of genes with these creatures, so we have the potential inside us, and if we can completely resolve the mechanisms of how worms renew themselves, we might even be able to repair our central nervous system."

The regeneration information we carry in our DNA is present in all the cells of our bodies.

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However, during evolution, this information disappeared somehow. For this reason, regeneration is shown to require a lot of energy, especially in complex living organisms. Researchers, who try to determine which gene the acorn worms use extensively for regeneration in the last study, think that if this gene can be detected, we could transfer the same trait to humans.

Another aim is to determine what type of cells play a role in regeneration.

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It is possible that stem cells play a role in this process, but it is also possible that there are other cell types at work. The team, which aims to discover this first, is aiming to test regeneration with other genes, such as gene activation and gene regulation, on other animals.

What kind of opportunities will this bring to human beings if this dream is realized?

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If this technology, that can cause radical changes in medical science is possible, our skin burns would be repaired without leaving behind any traces. Because all parts of our body can be regenerated, organ transplantation would be a page in history and new parts would be created in place of lost limbs. It may also be possible to regenerate the brain and nervous system in the distant future ...

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