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Brazilian Zoologists Discovered First Obligate Cave-dwelling Flatworm In South America
2014-09-27 08:41:21

Typical cave-dwelling organisms, unpigmented and eyeless, were discovered in a karst area located in northeastern Brazil. The organisms were assigned to a new genus and species of freshwater flatworm and may constitute an oceanic relict.

2014-04-10 16:17:27

As multicellular creatures go, planaria worms are hardly glamorous.

2012-08-03 01:19:53

Planarian flatworms have come under intense study for their renowned ability to regenerate any missing body part, even as adults.

Parasite Proves To Be Troublesome For Diagnosing Bovine Tuberculosis
2012-05-23 09:39:29

Researchers have uncovered new clues in the battle against bovine tuberculosis (bTB), which claimed the lives of thousands of U.K. cattle and wildlife last year.

2012-05-22 03:00:29

Increases in the diversity of parasites that attack amphibians cause a decrease in the infection success rate of virulent parasites, including one that causes malformed limbs and premature death.

2012-01-05 16:26:53

In the complicated life cycle of ancient flatworms that cause schistosomiasis, Case Western Reserve University researchers have identified a gene activator crucial to development of the parasites within humans – a potential target for a vaccine.

2011-10-24 12:51:01

The human liver fluke Clonorchis sinensis affects more than 35 million people in South East Asia and 15 million in China.

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2011-08-11 06:25:00

Flatworms provide new insight into organ regeneration and the evolution of mammalian kidneys.

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2011-07-11 13:15:00

According to scientists, snails are able to survive intact after being eaten by birds.

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2010-10-13 11:11:56

A study of peptide hormones in the brain of a seemingly primitive flatworm reveals the surprising complexity of its nervous system and opens up a new approach for combating a major parasitic disease, researchers report.


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