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Caenorhabditis elegans is a free-living, transparent nematode (roundworm), about 1 mm in length, which lives in temperate soil environments.
Microscopic probes simplify process of measuring electrical signals in small animals

Microscopic probes simplify process of measuring electrical signals in small animals

Multi-disciplinary project receives £390,000 grant to discover genetic cause of epilepsy

Multi-disciplinary project receives £390,000 grant to discover genetic cause of epilepsy

LMU study shows crucial role of microRNAs in protecting precursors of neurons

LMU study shows crucial role of microRNAs in protecting precursors of neurons

Discovery of novel protein could lead to potential new treatments for age-related retinal disease

Discovery of novel protein could lead to potential new treatments for age-related retinal disease

UGA researchers find new way to improve cancer-killing power of chemotherapy

UGA researchers find new way to improve cancer-killing power of chemotherapy

Novel C. elegans worm strain could serve as tool for testing interventions against AD

Novel C. elegans worm strain could serve as tool for testing interventions against AD

Researchers uncover potential role of gut bacteria in neurodegeneration

Researchers uncover potential role of gut bacteria in neurodegeneration

Study shows how common intestinal microbe protects the gut from attack by harmful bacteria

Study shows how common intestinal microbe protects the gut from attack by harmful bacteria

Scientists discover new switch that coordinates DNA repair and cell death

Scientists discover new switch that coordinates DNA repair and cell death

Scientists develop photosensitive mimics of class of signaling molecules

Scientists develop photosensitive mimics of class of signaling molecules

Selfish mutant mtDNA exploits cellular defenses to cause many diseases

Selfish mutant mtDNA exploits cellular defenses to cause many diseases

Glial cells can modulate specific nerve endings in the brain, find Rockefeller scientists

Glial cells can modulate specific nerve endings in the brain, find Rockefeller scientists

Rockefeller scientists study molecular mechanism that causes linker cell death in worms

Rockefeller scientists study molecular mechanism that causes linker cell death in worms

Researchers link AFD activity to sensory responses and behavior

Researchers link AFD activity to sensory responses and behavior

Mothers give offspring a head start in life

Mothers give offspring a head start in life

3-D recordings of nematode brains may help understand how neurons coordinate action and perception

3-D recordings of nematode brains may help understand how neurons coordinate action and perception

Genes vital for age-related cognitive declines in memory identified in adult worm neurons

Genes vital for age-related cognitive declines in memory identified in adult worm neurons

Slower aging reduces degeneration related to Parkinson's disease

Slower aging reduces degeneration related to Parkinson's disease

Recipients of GSA poster awards announced at 20th International C. elegans Meeting

Recipients of GSA poster awards announced at 20th International C. elegans Meeting

Discovery provides clue to long-held mystery about how animals' internal compasses function

Discovery provides clue to long-held mystery about how animals' internal compasses function