Latest Platyhelminthes Stories
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.
As multicellular creatures go, planaria worms are hardly glamorous.
Planarian flatworms have come under intense study for their renowned ability to regenerate any missing body part, even as adults.
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.
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.
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.
The human liver fluke Clonorchis sinensis affects more than 35 million people in South East Asia and 15 million in China.
Flatworms provide new insight into organ regeneration and the evolution of mammalian kidneys.
According to scientists, snails are able to survive intact after being eaten by birds.
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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