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Emerging model organisms featured in CSH Protocols

...c.uk/research/institutes/plant/pages/staff_pages/A_Hudson_staffpage.htm ). planarians have shown great value in the study of mechanisms of tissue regeneration, s...rmacological action of diverse drugs, cancer, and aging. The article about planarians is freely accessible on the website for Cold Spring Harbor Protocols ( ht...
planarians in Biological News

Study of planarians offers insight into germ cell development

The planarian is not as well known as other, more widely used subjects of scientific study ?model creatures such as the fruit fly, nematode or mouse. But University of Illinois cell and developmental biology professor Phillip Newmark thinks it should be. As it turns out, the tiny, seemingly cross-e...

Researchers feed tiny pills of RNA to planarians to identify genes essential for regeneration

University of Utah researchers-feeding microscopic pills of RNA to quarter-inch long worms called planarians-have identified many genes essential to understanding a biological mystery that has captivated scientists for hundreds of years: regeneration. In pinpointing the genes, the U School of Me...

2 University of Illinois researchers named HHMI investigators

...ard, Newmark has been instrumental in establishing planarians as a model system for studying regeneration at the...hopes to answer that question by studying the ways planarians develop and regenerate their germ cells. The de...ed since his days as a postdoctoral fellow to turn planarians into a modern biological model organism. He and...

Scientists identify gene involved in stem cell self-renewal in planaria

...is remarkable feat; recent work sheds light on how planarians maintain these stem cells throughout their lives. ...binding proteins ?produced by a gene found in both planarians and humans ?plays a vital role in maintaining the ... are to see if the gene that makes this protein in planarians plays a similar role in stem cells in other organi...
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