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2012-03-02 13:06:04

Devising a novel method to identify potential genetic regulators in planarian stem cells, Whitehead Institute scientists have determined which of those genes affect the two main functions of stem cells.

2011-05-16 19:24:39

Most people don't think worms are cool.

2011-05-12 22:18:51

A seldom-studied gene known as notum plays a key role in the planarian's regeneration decision-making process.

2011-05-12 22:15:50

A single adult cell from one of the most impressive masters of regeneration in the animal kingdom – the planarian – is all it takes to build a completely functional new worm, researchers have learned.

2009-09-14 15:37:11

Amputations trigger a molecular response that determines if a head or tail will be regrown in planaria, a flatworm commonly studied for its regenerative capabilities.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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