Frogs can regrow amputated limbs with new mix of drugs

Such extraordinary powers elude most animals, including humans, although scientists have long sought to understand and replicate them in a quest to regenerate limbs for millions of patient amputees, including diabetics and victims of trauma. Now, researchers in the United States said Wednesday they were able to trigger the regrowth of an amputated leg in … Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Joel Morgenlander, MD

Joel Morgenlander, MD, came to Duke in 1987 as a neurologist and has remained here ever since. During this time, he has furthered our department’s mission of neurology education, serving for many years as director of our residency program and developing a postgraduate residency program in neurology for advanced practice providers (APPs), now in its … Read more

Psychosis vs. Schizophrenia: Understanding the Difference

Psychosis and schizophrenia are two terms that you may have heard used together. However, while these terms are related, they describe two unique conditions. Psychosis describes when a person has lost touch with reality. It’s actually one of several symptoms of schizophrenia, a mental health disorder. However, people can also have psychosis without schizophrenia. Keep … Read more

100 bags of fentanyl found in Connecticut teen room after overdose: police

A 13-year-old Connecticut boy who died after overdosing on fentanyl at school had about 100 bags of the potent synthetic opioid in his bedroom, police said. Hartford police found the potent drugs while executing a search warrant at the seventh-grader’s home on Jan. 13 after he overdosed earlier that day, department officials said in a … Read more

Psychosis vs. Schizophrenia: Understanding the Difference

Psychosis and schizophrenia are two terms that you may have heard used together. However, while these terms are related, they describe two unique conditions. Psychosis describes when a person has lost touch with reality. It’s actually one of several symptoms of schizophrenia, a mental health disorder. However, people can also have psychosis without schizophrenia. Keep … Read more

Frogs Regrow Missing Limbs in Lab Study, Advancing Key Effort of Regenerative Medicine

Salamanders do it. So do starfish. And now scientists have shown that frogs can regenerate amputated limbs, once their stumps have been treated with a multidrug “cocktail.” The findings, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, represent a notable advance in the field of regenerative medicine, which aims to replace human tissues and organs to … Read more