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Planaria deploy an ancient gene expression programme in the course of organ regeneration

Planarian flatworms have great powers of regeration; sliced through the 'waist', they regenerate the missing tail or head; bisected lengthwise, worms duplicate their mirror image.
Unexpected protein partnership has implications for cancer treatment
Scientists have identified two unlikely partners in a type of immune cell called a macrophage that work together in response to cancer drugs to increase inflammation in a way that may alter tumour growth.
Pioneering findings on the dual role of carbon dioxide in photosynthesis
Researchers at UmeƄ University have found that carbon dioxide, in its ionic form bicarbonate, has a regulating function in the splitting of water in photosynthesis. This means that carbon dioxide has an additional role to being reduced to sugar.
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