A man who sliced his finger off with the propellor of a model airplane has regrown the missing part. This was with the help of what he calls “pixie dust”, provided by his brother who works in regenerative medicine and who prefers to call it extra cellular matrix. Apparently it took just 4 weeks for his finger, including fingernail, to grow back. Click here for more info. Whether this apparent breakthrough has an impact on the UK science jobs and biotech recruitment arena remains to be seen, at least there is one man able to cross his fingers.