iBiology video on axolotl limb regeneration
A recently filmed lecture on axolotls and their role in studying limb regeneration addressed the soaring interest in the work of Elly Tanaka’s lab. The video has now been made available online by iBiology.
Following the publication of the axolotl genome in the journal NATURE last January, the IMP has experienced a high amount of attention – the story was covered by media from around the World, including the ‘New York Times’. Later this week, Germany’s leading political weekly magazine, “DER SPIEGEL”, will publish a story on the groundbreaking work of the Tanaka lab.
Ideal for lay audiences with an in-depth interest in regeneration and work in axolotls, iBiology has now published a recorded two-part lecture by Elly Tanaka. The video was shared via the platform’s own website (https://www.ibiology.org/) and on YouTube (see videos below).
Elly Tanaka on axolotl limb regeneration
Part 1: Elly Tanaka explains that axolotl limb regeneration is an excellent system to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms of limb regeneration in vertebrates.
Part 2: Elly Tanaka expands on her work on signaling in axolotl limb regeneration. She explains how her lab used the technique of expression cloning to identify several factors required to trigger the cell migration and proliferation required for regeneration.
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