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Caenorhabditis elegans is a free-living, transparent nematode (roundworm), about 1 mm in length, which lives in temperate soil environments.
Sulforaphane prolongs lifespan and healthspan of C. elegans through insulin/IGF-1 signaling

Sulforaphane prolongs lifespan and healthspan of C. elegans through insulin/IGF-1 signaling

New automated measurement system to assess healthy lifespans using nematodes

New automated measurement system to assess healthy lifespans using nematodes

Novel coloring technique helps identify each neuron in the worm's nervous system

Novel coloring technique helps identify each neuron in the worm's nervous system

Novel computational tool can systematically analyze cell images in C. elegans

Novel computational tool can systematically analyze cell images in C. elegans

Researchers discover protein that adjusts gene activity to match nutrient levels in roundworms

Researchers discover protein that adjusts gene activity to match nutrient levels in roundworms

Research shows how colanic acid extends lifespan in C. elegans

Research shows how colanic acid extends lifespan in C. elegans

Anti-hypertension drug may be key to extending lifespan, shows study

Anti-hypertension drug may be key to extending lifespan, shows study

Researchers discover molecular mechanism of long-term memory

Researchers discover molecular mechanism of long-term memory

Oregon biologists reveal molecular mechanisms that produce DNA damage in sperm

Oregon biologists reveal molecular mechanisms that produce DNA damage in sperm

Modification of DNA structure plays key role in the recovery phase after DNA damage

Modification of DNA structure plays key role in the recovery phase after DNA damage

Excess genetic exchanges impede the segregation of chromosomes into eggs

Excess genetic exchanges impede the segregation of chromosomes into eggs

Study offers new possibilities for developing anti-aging drugs

Study offers new possibilities for developing anti-aging drugs

Fatty acid can kill human cancer cells, study shows

Fatty acid can kill human cancer cells, study shows

Study uncovers algorithms and neural circuit mechanisms of escape responses

Study uncovers algorithms and neural circuit mechanisms of escape responses

Scientists discover unexpected role of heat shock proteins during neuronal differentiation

Scientists discover unexpected role of heat shock proteins during neuronal differentiation

New studies provide insights into DNA crossovers in egg and sperm cells

New studies provide insights into DNA crossovers in egg and sperm cells

Harmful effects of BPA can be reversed by administering coenzyme Q10

Harmful effects of BPA can be reversed by administering coenzyme Q10

Study finds how metabolism regulates sleep in worms

Study finds how metabolism regulates sleep in worms

Researchers reveal nerve circuitry regulating worms' response to changing temperatures

Researchers reveal nerve circuitry regulating worms' response to changing temperatures

Researchers discover glial cells that control stress response, extend lifespan in worms

Researchers discover glial cells that control stress response, extend lifespan in worms