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'Sinkers' provide missing piece in deep-sea puzzle
... is apparently a world-wide phenomenon. Enter the lowly
larvacean. Larvaceans are small, tadpole-like animals related to the tunicates or "sea squirts" found in tide pools. The "giant larvacean" of the genus Bathochordaeus is only about 50 mm (two inches) long, but is widely distributed, occurring in both...
Stem cell therapy shows promise for rescuing deteriorating vision
...bbing due to degenerative diseases of the eye, the lowly
neural progenitor cell may be riding to the rescue. In a study in rats, neural progenitor cells derived from human fetal stem cells have been shown to protect the vision of animals with degenerative eye disease similar to the kinds of diseases that ...