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

Researchers describe germ line functions of par-5 gene

Researchers describe germ line functions of par-5 gene

Minuscule amounts of ethanol can double C. elegans' life span

Minuscule amounts of ethanol can double C. elegans' life span

Neuronal energy deficits may contribute to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Neuronal energy deficits may contribute to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Scientists identify chemical signals that promote aggregation in roundworms

Scientists identify chemical signals that promote aggregation in roundworms

FLI, IZW partner to begin ageing research project in 2012

FLI, IZW partner to begin ageing research project in 2012

Considering varying extent to which genes are turned on or off can help develop personalised, predictive medicines

Considering varying extent to which genes are turned on or off can help develop personalised, predictive medicines

Researchers discover key enzymes that are critical for sperm function

Researchers discover key enzymes that are critical for sperm function

Researchers gain insight on how roundworm's brain operates as it moves

Researchers gain insight on how roundworm's brain operates as it moves

Scientists discover genetic switch to prevent neurodegenerative diseases

Scientists discover genetic switch to prevent neurodegenerative diseases

Research provides new insights into how cilia are assembled on the cell surface

Research provides new insights into how cilia are assembled on the cell surface

Microscopic worms in space

Microscopic worms in space

Mechanism of cancer treatment related to infertility in women

Mechanism of cancer treatment related to infertility in women