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A master mechanism for regeneration?

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Biologists long have marveled at the ability of some animals to re-grow lost body parts. Newts, for example, can lose a leg and grow a new one identical to the original. Zebrafish can re-grow fins.

Oct 19, 2009
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Zebrafish study with human heart implications

Bony fish like the tiny zebrafish have a remarkable ability that mammals can only dream of: if you lop off a chunk of their heart they swim sluggishly for a few days but within a month appear perfectly normal. ...

Mar 24, 2010
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Digital embryo gains wings (w/ Video)

Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory have captured fruit fly development on film, creating the Fly Digital Embryo. In work published today in Nature Methods, they were also the first to cle ...

Jul 05, 2010
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