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Caenorhabditis elegans is a free-living, transparent nematode (roundworm), about 1 mm in length, which lives in temperate soil environments.
Metabolic dysfunction found to be primary cause of Alzheimer's disease

Metabolic dysfunction found to be primary cause of Alzheimer's disease

Brain's neural activity plays a role in human aging, life span

Brain's neural activity plays a role in human aging, life span

Findings could open up new research avenues into how heme tolerance occurs in humans

Findings could open up new research avenues into how heme tolerance occurs in humans

Researchers identify compounds that influence time to sexual maturity and lifespan

Researchers identify compounds that influence time to sexual maturity and lifespan

Researchers identify epigenetic mechanism that may strongly influence healthy aging

Researchers identify epigenetic mechanism that may strongly influence healthy aging

Unexpected discovery could improve treatment of cancer, other diseases

Unexpected discovery could improve treatment of cancer, other diseases

Molecular switches may control lifespan and healthspan separately, genetic discovery suggests

Molecular switches may control lifespan and healthspan separately, genetic discovery suggests

Scientists discover a new way to kill drug-resistant parasites

Scientists discover a new way to kill drug-resistant parasites

Study raises the prospect of new therapies to delay muscle atrophy

Study raises the prospect of new therapies to delay muscle atrophy

Learned avoidance behavior can be inherited for multiple generations, say Princeton researchers

Learned avoidance behavior can be inherited for multiple generations, say Princeton researchers

Cornell University-led study creates new standard genome for widely researched worm

Cornell University-led study creates new standard genome for widely researched worm

Research shows how dopamine contributes to sex differences in worms

Research shows how dopamine contributes to sex differences in worms

Researchers track effects of epigenetic marks carried by sperm chromosomes

Researchers track effects of epigenetic marks carried by sperm chromosomes

Roundworm study suggests alternatives for treatment of schizophrenia

Roundworm study suggests alternatives for treatment of schizophrenia

Rice University bioscientists reveal danger of vitamin B12 deficiency

Rice University bioscientists reveal danger of vitamin B12 deficiency

Study unravels microscopic mysteries in the brains of C. elegans

Study unravels microscopic mysteries in the brains of C. elegans

Increasing parent's lifespan improves fitness of offspring

Increasing parent's lifespan improves fitness of offspring

Scientists use pulsed infrared light lasers to focus on the action of drugs

Scientists use pulsed infrared light lasers to focus on the action of drugs

Researchers describe neural mechanisms responsible for local search in hungry worms

Researchers describe neural mechanisms responsible for local search in hungry worms

Scientists demonstrate influence of food odors on proteostasis

Scientists demonstrate influence of food odors on proteostasis