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Smooth muscle cell containing organs (bladder, heart, blood vessels) are damaged by a variety of pathological conditions necessitating surgery or organ replacement. Currently, regeneration of contractile tissues is hampered by lack of functional smooth muscle cells. Multipotent skin derived progenitor cells (SKPs) can easily be isolated from adult skin and(More)
Sexual conflict and condition-dependent trait expression have emerged as major themes in sexual selection. There is now considerable evidence suggesting that both conflict and condition-dependence can drive the evolution and expression of sexual traits; still, important questions remain concerning the extent to which conflict shapes sexual traits and the(More)
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