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image: Flatworms’ Synapses Steer Body Shape

Flatworms’ Synapses Steer Body Shape

By Aggie Mika | May 25, 2017

Just by perturbing the animals’ neural connections, scientists changed their regenerated forms—causing some to grow an extra head. 


image: Secrets of Re-sprouting Heads

Secrets of Re-sprouting Heads

By Kate Yandell | July 24, 2013

Researchers identify a signaling pathway that can control how well flatworms regenerate the front parts of their bodies.


image: Model Citizen

Model Citizen

By Karen Hopkin | March 1, 2012

With an eye to understanding animal regeneration, Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado has turned a freshwater planarian into a model system to watch.


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