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Caenorhabditis elegans is a free-living, transparent nematode (roundworm), about 1 mm in length, which lives in temperate soil environments.
Research shows how dopamine contributes to sex differences in worms

Research shows how dopamine contributes to sex differences in worms

Researchers track effects of epigenetic marks carried by sperm chromosomes

Researchers track effects of epigenetic marks carried by sperm chromosomes

Roundworm study suggests alternatives for treatment of schizophrenia

Roundworm study suggests alternatives for treatment of schizophrenia

Rice University bioscientists reveal danger of vitamin B12 deficiency

Rice University bioscientists reveal danger of vitamin B12 deficiency

Study unravels microscopic mysteries in the brains of C. elegans

Study unravels microscopic mysteries in the brains of C. elegans

Increasing parent's lifespan improves fitness of offspring

Increasing parent's lifespan improves fitness of offspring

Scientists use pulsed infrared light lasers to focus on the action of drugs

Scientists use pulsed infrared light lasers to focus on the action of drugs

Researchers describe neural mechanisms responsible for local search in hungry worms

Researchers describe neural mechanisms responsible for local search in hungry worms

Scientists demonstrate influence of food odors on proteostasis

Scientists demonstrate influence of food odors on proteostasis

Cloning-free Nested CRISPR uses long DNA fragments for efficient gene editing

Cloning-free Nested CRISPR uses long DNA fragments for efficient gene editing

Researchers discover protein involved in nematode stress response

Researchers discover protein involved in nematode stress response

Antibiotic could protect against age-related brain diseases

Antibiotic could protect against age-related brain diseases

WPI professor explores how lipids in our bodies and cell membranes affect aging, long-term health

WPI professor explores how lipids in our bodies and cell membranes affect aging, long-term health

Drug cocktail that increases lifespan discovered

Drug cocktail that increases lifespan discovered

Researchers demonstrate epigenetic memory transmission via sperm

Researchers demonstrate epigenetic memory transmission via sperm

Researchers find molecule that halts, reverts neurodegeneration caused by Parkinson's disease

Researchers find molecule that halts, reverts neurodegeneration caused by Parkinson's disease

Stress can permanently and profoundly impact connectivity of developing nerves

Stress can permanently and profoundly impact connectivity of developing nerves

Researchers identify series of molecules involved in regeneration of damaged nerves

Researchers identify series of molecules involved in regeneration of damaged nerves

Study findings shed light on fundamental feature of nerve repair

Study findings shed light on fundamental feature of nerve repair

Scientists turn to C. elegans for new model of peripheral neuropathy

Scientists turn to C. elegans for new model of peripheral neuropathy