ERC Advanced Grant for Elly Tanaka to study innervation of regrowing limbs

Axolotls are famed for their ability to regenerate lost body parts. They can regrow entire limbs with full functionality, which requires the correct interplay of different tissues, for example muscles and nerves. In certain instances, however, regenerated limbs are not correctly “wired” and the reasons for this are yet unclear. A new ERC Advanced Grant for IMP Senior Scientist Elly Tanaka will fund research into this phenomenon.

"High four" for the ERC: neurons in an axolotl forelimb. Image: L. Galli / IMP

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