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The regenerative abilities of the flatworm Macrostomum lignano serve as a model for how humans might regenerate tissues.

Worms may hold the secret to longer life

... researchers have a secret weapon in the battle with the ageing process – the humble worm. Flatworms have the ... creatures as a rich source of potential clues about the ageing process and how we too might regenerate tissues. In a ... in the tidal sands of the Adriatic Sea, to investigate ageing mechanisms. Previous research observed that the ...

Planarian worm - Polycelis felina

What can we learn from immortal animals?

... we think are responsible for allowing them to avoid the ageing process.  Georgia - Why do we think they don’t age? ... looking at things that people theorise or know cause ageing in other animals and seeing how the stem cells in ...