"Leeches" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Annelids of the class Hirudinea. Some species, the bloodsuckers, may become temporarily parasitic upon animals, including man. Medicinal leeches (HIRUDO MEDICINALIS) have been used therapeutically for drawing blood since ancient times.
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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Leeches" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Leeches" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Leeches" by people in Profiles.
Leech Therapy Following Digital Replantation and Revascularization. J Hand Surg Am. 2020 Jul; 45(7):638-643.
Investigation into the physiologies of Aeromonas veronii in vitro and inside the digestive tract of the medicinal leech using RNA-seq. Biol Bull. 2012 Aug; 223(1):155-66.
Screening mammal biodiversity using DNA from leeches. Curr Biol. 2012 Apr 24; 22(8):R262-3.
Directed culturing of microorganisms using metatranscriptomics. mBio. 2011; 2(2):e00012-11.
Behavioral choice across leech species: chacun à son goût. J Exp Biol. 2010 Apr; 213(Pt 8):1356-65.
Species-specific behavioral patterns correlate with differences in synaptic connections between homologous mechanosensory neurons. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2010 Mar; 196(3):181-97.
Behavioral choice by presynaptic inhibition of tactile sensory terminals. Nat Neurosci. 2009 Nov; 12(11):1450-7.
Grandparental stem cells in leech segmentation: differences in CDC42 expression are correlated with an alternating pattern of blast cell fates. Dev Biol. 2009 Dec 01; 336(1):112-21.
Stratified bacterial community in the bladder of the medicinal leech, Hirudo verbana. Environ Microbiol. 2009 Oct; 11(10):2758-70.
Leech endoparasitism: report of a case and review of the literature. Eur J Pediatr. 2009 Jan; 168(1):39-42.