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Tadpoles Able To See With Eyes Transplanted Onto Their Back
2013-02-28 10:29:13

In a study that could have implications for organ transplant procedures, scientists found that eyes placed on the backs of tadpoles were still able to see despite no direct neural connection to the brain.

Mechanism For Organ Placement Shared By Human Cells, Plants, Worms And Frogs
2012-07-17 10:19:48

New research identifies special protein that determines what goes where

2012-04-26 09:29:02

Developmental biologists at Tufts University have identified a "self-correcting" mechanism by which developing organisms recognize and repair head and facial abnormalities.

Changes In Bioelectric Signals Cause Tadpoles To Grow Eyes In Back, Tail
2011-12-09 03:55:59

For the first time, scientists have altered natural bioelectrical communication among cells to directly specify the type of new organ to be created at a particular location within a vertebrate organism.

2010-10-19 16:30:07

Stem cell therapies hold increasing promise as a cure for multiple diseases.

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2010-09-29 09:25:34

New drug treatment triggers sodium ions to regrow nerves and muscle; could extend treatment window for acute injuries.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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