CNS Regeneration In Planarians
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Bret Pearson is a gene expression and stem cell researcher at University of Toronto | U of T · Department of Molecular Genetics.

                       

CNS Regeneration In Planarians

When humans are injured, each of our tissues has an inherent ability (or lack thereof) to regenerate1. Interestingly, the regenerative ability of any given tissue can be very high, medium, or low/negligible. For example, the liver can regenerate after removal of ~75% of the tissue. In infants, digit tips can often be regenerated. Our skin has a reasonable regenerative capacity, albeit with fibrotic scarring. Finally, many of our tissues cannot be regenerated at all, such as entire limbs, cartilage in...

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