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

Space Aging study may help identify novel genes linked to longevity

Space Aging study may help identify novel genes linked to longevity

Novel findings may hold promise for children, adults with mitochondrial disorders

Novel findings may hold promise for children, adults with mitochondrial disorders

Study reveals how cell's protein quality control mechanism helps combat neurodegenerative diseases

Study reveals how cell's protein quality control mechanism helps combat neurodegenerative diseases

Biological clue could help explain why some drinkers can't resist alcohol

Biological clue could help explain why some drinkers can't resist alcohol

Study offers new neurological explanation for variability in roundworm's brain activity

Study offers new neurological explanation for variability in roundworm's brain activity

Andor Zyla sCMOS Camera enables instantaneous imaging of neuronal activity across whole organism for the first time

Andor Zyla sCMOS Camera enables instantaneous imaging of neuronal activity across whole organism for the first time

Parents can pass silenced genes to offspring through a specific mechanism

Parents can pass silenced genes to offspring through a specific mechanism

New study identifies three genes that enable glioblastoma to recur, progress after radiation therapy

New study identifies three genes that enable glioblastoma to recur, progress after radiation therapy

Researchers find CREB-activated genes in long-term memory-trained worms

Researchers find CREB-activated genes in long-term memory-trained worms

Four UCLA researchers receive NIH Director's New Innovator Award

Four UCLA researchers receive NIH Director's New Innovator Award

USC scientists find new way to suppress obesity

USC scientists find new way to suppress obesity

Researchers hope to find new ways to combat age-related diseases

Researchers hope to find new ways to combat age-related diseases

Flow through pain-sensing molecule helps worms adapt to pain

Flow through pain-sensing molecule helps worms adapt to pain

Deadly neurodegenerative disease treated in worms gives hope for humans

Deadly neurodegenerative disease treated in worms gives hope for humans