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Rejuvenation through stem cells

The discovery that schistosomes possess adult stem cells could explain the long-term persistence of these parasitic worms in humans. Targeting a protein produced by the cells might damage schistosome defences. See Letter p.476

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Figure 1: Schistosome survival strategies and life cycle.

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Pearce, E. Rejuvenation through stem cells. Nature 494, 438–439 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature11953

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