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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 discover and characterize new toxin in cholera bacteria

Scientists discover and characterize new toxin in cholera bacteria

Scientists identify new inherited neurodevelopmental disease

Scientists identify new inherited neurodevelopmental disease

Fearful worms provide new clues about human anxiety

Fearful worms provide new clues about human anxiety

New study identifies mechanisms to lengthen egg viability in worms

New study identifies mechanisms to lengthen egg viability in worms

Study describes new protection mechanisms to fight neurodegeneration in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

Study describes new protection mechanisms to fight neurodegeneration in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

Roundworms may provide new clues to nicotine dependence

Roundworms may provide new clues to nicotine dependence

Scientists one step closer to solving puzzle of how nerves can self-heal

Scientists one step closer to solving puzzle of how nerves can self-heal

Umass Amherst scientist receives grant to study pollutant effects on embryos in animal models

Umass Amherst scientist receives grant to study pollutant effects on embryos in animal models

Researchers identify new molecular pathway that controls aging in worms

Researchers identify new molecular pathway that controls aging in worms

Studies shed new light on leading cause of birth defects and miscarriage

Studies shed new light on leading cause of birth defects and miscarriage

Scientists aim is to better understand effects of DNA damage on aging process

Scientists aim is to better understand effects of DNA damage on aging process

Study elucidates how aerobic exercise protects the sick heart

Study elucidates how aerobic exercise protects the sick heart

Impaired DNA replication may lead to trans-generational inheritance of epigenetic changes

Impaired DNA replication may lead to trans-generational inheritance of epigenetic changes

New findings could help better understand aging process and extend lifespan

New findings could help better understand aging process and extend lifespan

WPI research program aims to understand gender differences in neurobiology

WPI research program aims to understand gender differences in neurobiology

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