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pixie dust

Do you know “pixie dust”?

It is a powder made from extracellular matrix of pig bladder. 

The powder has a mystery power to regenerate wounded organs, like to regrow a finger that was lost.

Probably the matrix can affect stem cells to launch proliferation, but the detailed mechanism is unknown.

If this remedy was generalized, wounded veterans could take their limbs back, for instance. Therefore, Pentagon has dedicated some big money to the research on this “pixie dust”, said the news below.

Salamander-inspired therapy may aid injured vets

 

Following is the BBC news on this topic.

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