January 15, 2011 (Vol. 31, No. 2)

URL:
http://planaria.neuro.utah.edu

Rating:
Strong Points: Good page design, nice list of links
Weak Points: Not too much content overall

Summary:

The laboratory of Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado at the University of Utah is like a spa, in that both are concerned with regeneration. Yet, instead of using cucumbers and mud masks, the members of the Sánchez laboratory are more interested in regeneration of the planarian type. On the lab website, visitors can watch movies of the planarian research participants that deal with stem cell lineage and regeneration. The “In the News” tab provides recent items of note in the neurobiology regeneration field, while the “Links” page provides links to some other planarian research labs, planarian resources in general, and other miscellaneous links. While the website isn’t teeming with information for the professional planarian researcher, the page is nicely designed and is a good starting point to learn a bit about this field of research and find some other like-minded laboratories.

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