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Adult kidney stem cells found in fish

(PhysOrg.com) -- It has long been a given that adult humans -- and mammals in general -- lack the capacity to grow new nephrons, the kidney?s delicate blood filtering tubules, which has meant that dialysis, and ultimately ...

dateJan 26, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Blood tells old cells to act young

(PhysOrg.com) -- Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center (JDC) have taken a major step toward eventually understanding -- and perhaps slowing -- the aging process.

dateJan 27, 2010 in Medical research
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Status shift for whale pelvic bones

For decades, scientists assumed that the relatively small pelvic bones found in whales were simple remnants of their land-dwelling past, "useless vestiges" that served no real purpose, akin to the human appendix or tailbone.

dateOct 29, 2014 in Evolution
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