This Adorable Salamander Has X-Men's Wolverine Like Superpowers
Axolotls are a type of salamander found in Mexican lakes, and they are famous for their 'super-healing' powers
They can heal without scarring
Even more impressive is their ability to grow entire limbs
Axolotl genome is 10x bigger than human genome, but it encodes simlar number of proteins (around 20,000)
These unique features are the reason why Axolotls are widely used as model organisms in regenerative research
Unfortunately, as Axolotls age their regenerative abilites decline. The is due to age related changes occuring in central nervous system.
Lastly, Axoltols showed low occurence of cancer, which suggests that their physiology is resistant to many types of aging related damage