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

Caltech biologists gain new insight into migrating cells

Caltech biologists gain new insight into migrating cells

Scientists demonstrate automated worm sorter for biological research

Scientists demonstrate automated worm sorter for biological research

Nematode worms help identify potential cancer targets

Nematode worms help identify potential cancer targets

Effect of spaceflight on C. elegans could help it to live longer

Effect of spaceflight on C. elegans could help it to live longer

New spin to understanding of relationship between Alzheimer's disease and diabetes

New spin to understanding of relationship between Alzheimer's disease and diabetes

Single gene forms common link between diabetes and Alzheimer's

Single gene forms common link between diabetes and Alzheimer's

Ten young researchers named Pew Latin American Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences

Ten young researchers named Pew Latin American Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences