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Team solves decades-old mystery of how cells keep from bursting

A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has identified a long-sought protein that enables one of the most basic functions of cells: regulating their volume to keep from swelling too much.
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.
 
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