A Salamander as Research Director - The Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD)
The Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) is a Cluster of Excellence at Dresden University of Technology which is unique in all of Europe. The CRTD conducts research on the body’s self-healing potential with the objective of developing innovative therapies for the treatment of previously incurable diseases. Towards this end, 100 researchers at 7 different institutions in Dresden as well as nearly 20 partners from the business community put their focus on hematology and immunology, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, and bone regeneration.
Physicians and biotechnologists at Dresden University of Technology’s Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) learn from the »axolotl,« a Mexican salamander, how organs and limbs can be regrown and regenerated. This is to help optimize the reproduction of human tissue in the lab.