Those who follow my blog may have noticed a slow-down in post frequency. Truthfully I’ve been working on my writing, just not the creative kind. For my next career move I need to write a grant application based off of this paper. The deadline is in less than two weeks and I’m cramming to get it all together. I shouldn’t even be writing this, but I check my own site compulsively and am getting bored seeing the same image every time.
The original paper suggests that the spine transmits information in response to damage that affects regenerating tail shape. This is evidenced by how tail shape goes wrong when there are competing damage signals from the spine as depicted above. The implication here is that the information of tail and shape is actually generated and transmitted by the central nervous system (CNS). In my proposal we are planning to take control of the CNS signaling and see if we can control regenerating tail shape and understand how that information is transmitted.
Off the hook science FTW.