10 AM Central
According to Brita Christenson, a cancer genetic counsellor at the Mayo Clinic, the reason humans can’t grow back limbs but starfish, crabs and salamanders can has to do with scarring vs stem cells.
When a human and other mammal loses a limb, the wound scars over, and the limb is merely shorter or gone. When a starfish loses an arm, the starfish directs stem cells to the area, which can become whatever kind of cell is needed to grow back the arm. This is referred to as regeneration, the ability of an animal’s cells to make new body parts during adulthood like they did during embryonic development. Stem cells are the “permanently immature” cells that can decide what form they will take.
What makes starfish, crabs and salamanders different from humans and other mammals? And is there a way to self manage one’s Domain to send stem cells to wounds in order for regeneration to occur? After all, humans still have stem cells; they are what cause your skin to heal after being cut or bruised.
This week, we’ll ask Einstein and the Party what it might take for humans to take control of their own healing on such a deep and intimate level. And of course, our conversations with the Psychic Sorority will sure to shed some light on the subject.
Always insightful and inspiring, always free, all are welcome.