Scientists Regenerate Rabbit Skeleton Joints

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Reanimator, Reanimate me!
Researchers at Columbia University have regrown the destroyed joints of rabbits by shaping a scaffolding that encourages bones to heal in particular forms:

In research published this week in The Lancet, the researchers demonstrate that the technology–a joint-shaped scaffold infused with a growth factor protein–works in rabbits. About a month after the implant, the animals began using their injured forelimbs again, and at two months the animals moved almost as well as similarly aged healthy rabbits. The study is the first to show that an entire joint can be repaired while being used.[…]

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Animal Hypnotist Claims to be Britains First ‘Rabbit Whisperer’

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The rabbit whisperer

Cliff Penrose, 60, uses a special technique to put rabbits into a trance – leaving them flat on their backs with their legs in the air.  He is able to hypnotise then animals by applying pressure and massaging certain parts of the body, including the belly which relaxes them.

 

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