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Mystery worm can regenerate its whole body

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The planarian worm possesses remarkable regenerative capabilities that are second to none.

While it is generally known that some worms possess regenerative abilities, one particular species, the planarian, exhibits such extreme feats of regeneration that it has most of the scientific community utterly perplexed.

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Hullo planarian worm ... good bye viagra !!!

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So that mean if you cut it in half, it will become 2 worms, cut again 4, then 8, 16, 32, 64, etc.. Then one day the world will be fill with THAT worm. No thanks

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I found the comment section of the article to be very informative. Give it a shot.

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wow .. reminds of me dragon ball z … cell saga :D

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"regenerate its whole body"

So, if you smash and burn to dust the entire body, it will grow back in its entirety.

The worm immortal, IOW.

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The transfer of memory is quite amazing. It's perhaps a leap, but this does begin to make an interesting argument that cognition has functional structure, a genetic basis, and has and can evolve to deal with recurrent issues.

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-insert Doctor Who reference here-

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first immortal mice, and now this. i'm going to mars

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This would be real handy to know if you ran a bait shop.

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"regenerate its whole body"

So, if you smash and burn to dust the entire body, it will grow back in its entirety.

The worm immortal, IOW.

Harte

According to the article it can regenerate from living cells. Burning would kill it.

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Then it can't regenerate its "whole body," can it?

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How does one worm cell regenerate an entire body when it has no functional body parts to consume biomaterial to generate the energy and resources to develop itself?

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This would be real handy to know if you ran a bait shop.

All you have to do is buy one worm, cut it up into hundreds of parts, let them all regenerate into new worms, and repeat. You have infinite worm clones from just one worm.

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How does one worm cell regenerate an entire body when it has no functional body parts to consume biomaterial to generate the energy and resources to develop itself?

That is true. It just so happens that the worms are in any extemely resource-rich environment. Osmosis of some type, I would imagine.

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That is true. It just so happens that the worms are in any extemely resource-rich environment. Osmosis of some type, I would imagine.

Viva THE solution to the starvation problem

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We have land planaria in our area, supposedly they prey on earthworms. They are very sticky and can get several inches long. Usually find them when moving old logs or rocks. They have a strange half-moon shaped head.

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No one will ever be hungry again!!! HOORAH!! I can think of one fast food chain that may already be even using those worms....

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Should be called the "Hammerhead Worm"

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So that mean if you cut it in half, it will become 2 worms, cut again 4, then 8, 16, 32, 64, etc.. Then one day the world will be fill with THAT worm. No thanks

I dunno, if I get this ability and get cut in half, I would end up with a half brother!

Not all bad!!

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