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Study reveals stem cells in a human parasite

The parasitic flatworm Schistosoma mansoni hatches in feces-tainted water, grows into a larva in the body of a snail and then burrows through human skin to take up residence in the veins. Once there, it grows into an adult, mates and, if it’s female, starts laying eggs. It can remain in the body for decades. A new study offers insight into the cellular operations that give this flatworm its extraordinary staying power.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-02/uoi…

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