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Researchers study fish to regenerate teeth

from Dentistry Today

When a fish loses a tooth, a new one grows in. But human beings only get two sets of teeth in their lifetime. Now, scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology and King's College in London are looking to our finny friends to see how we can grow our teeth back, too. The researchers are studying how the structures in embryonic Lake Malawi cichlids differentiate into teeth or taste buds so they can activate a similar tooth regeneration mechanism in people. more

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