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Scientists have manipulated the electrical signals that help guide flatworms in regenerating their body parts to encourage a flatworm to grow two heads.
Image of the Day: Double Header
Image of the Day: Double Header

Scientists have manipulated the electrical signals that help guide flatworms in regenerating their body parts to encourage a flatworm to grow two heads.

Scientists have manipulated the electrical signals that help guide flatworms in regenerating their body parts to encourage a flatworm to grow two heads.

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Weak Magnetic Fields Manipulate Regeneration in Worms
Weak Magnetic Fields Manipulate Regeneration in Worms
Ruth Williams | Jan 30, 2019
At magnetic field intensities somewhat above that of Earth, stem cell proliferation shifts gears.
Researchers Analyze Genomes of 81 Parasitic Worm Species
Researchers Analyze Genomes of 81 Parasitic Worm Species
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 5, 2018
The new data could help identify treatments for diseases ranging from river blindness to schistosomiasis.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Karen Zusi | Sep 30, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Self-fertilizing Worms Stab Their Own Heads
Self-fertilizing Worms Stab Their Own Heads
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 1, 2015
The flatworm, Macrostomum hystrix, can inject its own sperm into its head, a new study shows.
Secrets of Re-sprouting Heads
Secrets of Re-sprouting Heads
Kate Yandell | Jul 24, 2013
Researchers identify a signaling pathway that can control how well flatworms regenerate the front parts of their bodies.