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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Schistosoma mansoni

Caption: Researchers discovered that Schistosoma mansoni harbors a population of non-sexual stem cells (yellow dots dispersed throughout the organism) that replenish its tissues and contribute to its ability to live in its host for decades.

Credit: Jim Collins

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