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Caenorhabditis elegans is a free-living, transparent nematode (roundworm), about 1 mm in length, which lives in temperate soil environments.
Deadly neurodegenerative disease treated in worms gives hope for humans

Deadly neurodegenerative disease treated in worms gives hope for humans

CNIOA researchers update number of human genes to 19,000

CNIOA researchers update number of human genes to 19,000

GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics publish special collection on genetics of immunity

GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics publish special collection on genetics of immunity

Metformin drug slows ageing and increases lifespan

Metformin drug slows ageing and increases lifespan

Researchers develop imaging system that reveals neural activity throughout brains of living animals

Researchers develop imaging system that reveals neural activity throughout brains of living animals

Researchers identify new molecular circuit that controls longevity in yeast and complex organisms

Researchers identify new molecular circuit that controls longevity in yeast and complex organisms

Researchers identify protein that regulates how genetic information transcribed from DNA to mRNA

Researchers identify protein that regulates how genetic information transcribed from DNA to mRNA

Drug used to treat schizophrenia, dementia has potential for treating liver disease

Drug used to treat schizophrenia, dementia has potential for treating liver disease

Researchers find huge diversity in how different organisms age

Researchers find huge diversity in how different organisms age

Male roundworms shorten the lifespan of females, say Stanford researchers

Male roundworms shorten the lifespan of females, say Stanford researchers

Vitamin pills can do more harm than good

Vitamin pills can do more harm than good

Researchers develop novel system to image worm brain activity

Researchers develop novel system to image worm brain activity

Locomotion of C. elegans worm to make big difference in biomedical research

Locomotion of C. elegans worm to make big difference in biomedical research

Researchers identify gene that orchestrates important branching of nerve fibers

Researchers identify gene that orchestrates important branching of nerve fibers

Life-prolonging effect of vitamin niacin demonstrated in roundworms

Life-prolonging effect of vitamin niacin demonstrated in roundworms

Researchers develop new imaging technique to study function of entire nervous systems

Researchers develop new imaging technique to study function of entire nervous systems

Biologists discover gene responsible for development, reproduction and ageing process

Biologists discover gene responsible for development, reproduction and ageing process

Wiring diagram of retinal neurons: The first step toward mapping the human brain

Wiring diagram of retinal neurons: The first step toward mapping the human brain

Seven named recipients of GSA poster awards at 19th International C. elegans Meeting

Seven named recipients of GSA poster awards at 19th International C. elegans Meeting

Scientists find new links in gene networks that control movement

Scientists find new links in gene networks that control movement