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

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