Image of the Day: Regenerating Worms
Image of the Day: Regenerating Worms
Planarian flatworms grow to double their normal size when scientists inhibit a gene that suppresses growth.
Image of the Day: Regenerating Worms
Image of the Day: Regenerating Worms

Planarian flatworms grow to double their normal size when scientists inhibit a gene that suppresses growth.

Planarian flatworms grow to double their normal size when scientists inhibit a gene that suppresses growth.

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Oded Rechavi Studies the RNA Nematodes Pass to Their Offspring
Oded Rechavi Studies the RNA Nematodes Pass to Their Offspring
Emily Makowski | Jan 13, 2020
The Tel Aviv University researcher is interested in how the macromolecules affect the health and behavior of successive generations of worms.
Image of the Day: Double Header
Image of the Day: Double Header
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 8, 2019
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: Circularity
Image of the Day: Circularity
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 15, 2018
A marine flatworm swarms in a circular fashion off the coast of Guernsey.
Flatworms’ Synapses Steer Body Shape
Flatworms’ Synapses Steer Body Shape
Aggie Mika | May 25, 2017
Just by perturbing the animals’ neural connections, scientists changed their regenerated forms—causing some to grow an extra head.