05 May Stentors: The Tiny Giants
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In this amazing video, a researcher at the University of California San Francisco, talks about “Tiny Giants” that ink like squid and regenerate like Wolverine!
“Stentor” sounds like a dinosaur or a minor He-Man villain. But in fact the stentor is one of the strangest, most mysterious organisms on Earth, and it just might be swimming in a pond near you. It’s made up of a single cell so massive you can see it with the naked eye. It’s got a genome organized like nothing else, as Marshall, a researcher at the University of California San Francisco, and colleagues reported last month in Current Biology. And it might just help Marshall and other scientists figure out how to bestow humans with the power of regeneration.”
More here: https://www.wired.com/2017/03/stentors-tiny-giants-ink-like-squid-regenerate-like-wolverine/