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

Queen Mary mathematicians describe functioning of the brain

Queen Mary mathematicians describe functioning of the brain

Scientists compare neuronal network connections in 2 worm species

Scientists compare neuronal network connections in 2 worm species

Germ cell removal may promote longevity

Germ cell removal may promote longevity

Highlights for December 2012 issue of GSA’s Genetics journal

Highlights for December 2012 issue of GSA’s Genetics journal

Lasers manipulate neurons in worms' brains

Lasers manipulate neurons in worms' brains