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Macho frog
QImaging Retiga 2000R Fast 1394 camera

Image provided by Nandini Goswami, Jo Ann Cameron Lab

Research funded by the W.M. Keck Foundation and the National Science Foundation

This image shows the musculature of the developing hind leg of an African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis. Researchers hope that studies of limb development will significantly enable scientists and physicians to develop better alternative therapies to repair traumatic limb injuries instead of relying on amputation, so that people can maintain a functional limb despite tragic accidents.