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Caenorhabditis elegans is a free-living, transparent nematode (roundworm), about 1 mm in length, which lives in temperate soil environments.
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

New C. elegans model will accelerate study of a rare disease

New C. elegans model will accelerate study of a rare disease

Natural antioxidant reverses reproductive harms caused by BPA exposure in worms

Natural antioxidant reverses reproductive harms caused by BPA exposure in worms

Parkinson’s disease could be prevented by gut microbes

Parkinson’s disease could be prevented by gut microbes

New tool could speed up neuroscience research into pheromones

New tool could speed up neuroscience research into pheromones

Study sheds new light on impact of common plasticizer on human reproductive health

Study sheds new light on impact of common plasticizer on human reproductive health

Researchers develop 'flash and freeze' method for studying nerve connections

Researchers develop 'flash and freeze' method for studying nerve connections

Yeasts derived from food can reduce multi-drug resistant fungal infections

Yeasts derived from food can reduce multi-drug resistant fungal infections

Study may provide novel therapeutic approach for Huntington's, Parkinson's diseases

Study may provide novel therapeutic approach for Huntington's, Parkinson's diseases