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Brains On! Science Podcast for Kids features Dr. David Gardiner

Dr. David Gardiner was featured on Brains On! — a science podcast for kids from Minnesota Public Radio News and Southern California Public Radio. “Alexander, 11 years old kid, question how axolotls can regrow their limbs.” On the topic of regeneration, kids and many adults tend to gear towards an idea similar to Wolverine’s ability to regenerate limbs. However, the science of regeneration includes the process of renewal, restoration and growth. Skin healing and regrowing limbs may be similar, but are also different. Dr. Gardiner explains the science behind regeneration in an interesting way, yet simple enough for kids to understand.

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Click this link to listen to the podcast:

Brains On! – The Science of Regeneration

Gardiner Lab featured on WIRED

Dr. David Gardiner’s regeneration lab was featured on, a news source that recognizes how advancement in sciences and emerging technology makes an impact on today’s culture and lifestyles.

Special thanks to video producer Junho Kim for filming and interviewing lab members and web producer Matt Simon for a well-written Absurd Creature of the Week.

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Link to video:

Absurd Creatures: This Salamander Could Teach Humans How to Regrow Limbs