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Caenorhabditis elegans is a free-living, transparent nematode (roundworm), about 1 mm in length, which lives in temperate soil environments.
Scientists work out mechanism underlying asymmetric cell division in nematode worms

Scientists work out mechanism underlying asymmetric cell division in nematode worms

New insights into brain organisation

New insights into brain organisation

Spatial organisation of the nervous system in primates and worms

Spatial organisation of the nervous system in primates and worms

Research into Parkinson's Disease receives a boost

Research into Parkinson's Disease receives a boost

Genetic switch that links animal growth and cancer

Genetic switch that links animal growth and cancer

Starvation activates MAP Kinase through the muscarinic acetylcholine pathway in Caenorhabditis elegans pharynx

Starvation activates MAP Kinase through the muscarinic acetylcholine pathway in Caenorhabditis elegans pharynx

Caenorhabditis elegans helps unravel mechanisms of hunger

Caenorhabditis elegans helps unravel mechanisms of hunger

Smk-1 is the first known gene that regulates longevity without disrupting life-sustaining function

Smk-1 is the first known gene that regulates longevity without disrupting life-sustaining function

Nematode hormone discovery may aid fight against parasitic disease

Nematode hormone discovery may aid fight against parasitic disease

New genome-wide map of miRNA-MRNA interactions

New genome-wide map of miRNA-MRNA interactions

New genes that regulate longevity

New genes that regulate longevity

Discovery of novel form of regulation of the GLI1 gene

Discovery of novel form of regulation of the GLI1 gene

Researchers find gene that is important for the control of fundamental rhythms in nematode worms

Researchers find gene that is important for the control of fundamental rhythms in nematode worms

Previously unknown family of plague virulence factors identified

Previously unknown family of plague virulence factors identified

Preliminary molecular diagram of the early stages of embryo formation

Preliminary molecular diagram of the early stages of embryo formation

Defect in the mechanics of motors that build tiny cellular hairs is the basis of Bardet-Biedl syndrome

Defect in the mechanics of motors that build tiny cellular hairs is the basis of Bardet-Biedl syndrome

If you're a worm, and stressed as well - its not good!

If you're a worm, and stressed as well - its not good!

Researchers have identified 23 new longevity genes

Researchers have identified 23 new longevity genes

A protein found naturally in the brain may protect against Parkinson's disease

A protein found naturally in the brain may protect against Parkinson's disease

Researchers identify new genes necessary for embryonic development

Researchers identify new genes necessary for embryonic development