NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Scientists at the University of Florida will use a $2.4 million stimulus grant from the National Institutes of Health to lead research into a salamander known for its regenerative prowess in an effort to find genetic and proteomic links to mammals and eventually to humans.

The University of Florida McKnight Brain Institute's Regeneration Project said today that it will use the NIH Grand Opportunity grant to compare the regenerative capacity of the Mexican axolotl salamander with established mouse models of human disease and injury, UFL said today.

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