Reblogged from allcreatures
By Ferris Jabr
…Now, scientists have confirmed that at least two species of wild mice in Africa can swiftly regenerate missing skin, hair follicles, fat cells and cartilage much like salamanders and newts. The new study—coupled with research on MRL mice—suggests that tissue regeneration may not be as uncommon in mammals as once thought and that the mammalian genome conceals a latent ability to regrow damaged body parts.
Read entire article at link (some potentially disturbing photos if you are squeamish)