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Caenorhabditis elegans is a free-living, transparent nematode (roundworm), about 1 mm in length, which lives in temperate soil environments.
Precise manipulation of folate metabolism may pave way to broadly improve health during aging

Precise manipulation of folate metabolism may pave way to broadly improve health during aging

UTokyo researchers study worms to understand the neuroplasticity of learning

UTokyo researchers study worms to understand the neuroplasticity of learning

Study sheds new light on complex dynamics involved in microbial infections

Study sheds new light on complex dynamics involved in microbial infections

Fasting diets could have detrimental effect on the health of future generations

Fasting diets could have detrimental effect on the health of future generations

New approach to scale up genome editing in tiny worms

New approach to scale up genome editing in tiny worms

Highly sensitive DNA nanosensor can accurately detect lethal superbugs

Highly sensitive DNA nanosensor can accurately detect lethal superbugs

Scientists study seven human coronavirus envelope proteins using topology prediction and molecular modeling

Scientists study seven human coronavirus envelope proteins using topology prediction and molecular modeling

Researchers identify human BCAS3 and C16orf70 as novel autophagic proteins

Researchers identify human BCAS3 and C16orf70 as novel autophagic proteins

New transcriptome‐based aging clock reads the biological age of an organism

New transcriptome‐based aging clock reads the biological age of an organism

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