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2013-04-25 23:01:46

Sequencing the worm´s genome and transcriptome opens a new chapter in the study of fundamental biological processes and animal behavior. Worcester, Massachusetts (PRWEB) April 25, 2013 It has co-existed quietly with humans for centuries, slurping up the spillage in beer halls and gorging on the sour paste used to bind books. Now the tiny nematode Panagrellus redivivus (P.redivivus) has emerged from relative obscurity with the publication of its complete genetic code. Further study of...

Study Produces First Edition Of A Bookworm's Genome
2013-04-25 14:36:36

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Sequencing the worm's genome and transcriptome opens a new chapter in the study of fundamental biological processes and animal behavior It has co-existed quietly with humans for centuries, slurping up the spillage in beer halls and gorging on the sour paste used to bind books. Now the tiny nematode Panagrellus redivivus (P.redivivus) has emerged from relative obscurity with the publication of its complete genetic code. Further study of this worm, which is...

2013-03-08 01:09:14

According to a 2012 World Health Organization report, over 35 million people worldwide currently have dementia, a number that is expected to double by 2030 (66 million) and triple by 2050 (115 million). Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, has no cure and there are currently only a handful of approved treatments that slow, but do not prevent, the progression of symptoms. New drug development, no matter the disease, is a slow, expensive, and risky process. Thus, innovative...

Molecular Key To Exhaustion Following Sleep Deprivation Found By Researchers
2013-03-07 15:37:28

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine It happens to everyone: You stay up late one night to finish an assignment, and the next day, you're exhausted. Humans aren't unique in that; all animals need sleep, and if they don't get it, they must make it up. The biological term for that pay-the-piper behavior is "sleep homeostasis," and now, thanks to a research team at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, one of the molecular players in this process has been...

Artificial Intelligence Finds Mutations Faster
2012-08-20 05:57:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In order to fully understand some diseases – how they work, how they spread, response to drugs, etc – researchers have been employing some of the world´s tiniest animals, such as the multicellular fruit fly, nematode, or zebra fish. While this examination by itself is useful, these researchers can make real progress in their studies if they can examine a multitude of animals in order to detect any mutation among...

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2012-07-12 13:14:17

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut André Kuipers first went to space in 2004 to the International Space Station (ISS), he took with him some microscopic Caenorhabditis elegans worms.  A team of scientists from the U.S., Japan, France and Canada were interested in seeing how C. elegans reacted to living in weightlessness. You may not need to stay awake at night worrying about space worms invading the planet...

Worms In Space Live Longer Than Their Earthly Counterparts
2012-07-07 09:47:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have reported in the journal Scientific Reports that spaceflight could help a microscopic worm live longer. The international group of scientists were studying the loss of bone and muscle mass experienced by astronauts when they found that spaceflight suppressed accumulation of toxic proteins that normally accumulate within aging muscle. “We identified seven genes, which were down-regulated in space and whose...

2012-06-27 14:24:19

Epigenetic memory may pass RNA silencing from 1 generation to the next Organisms employ a fascinating array of strategies to identify and restrain invasive pieces of foreign DNA, such as those introduced by viruses. For example, many viruses produce double-stranded (ds)RNA during their life cycle and the RNA interference (RNAi) mechanism is thought to recognize this structural feature to initiate a silencing response. Now, UMass Medical School researchers have identified a mechanism...

2012-04-13 12:07:31

Caltech biologists discover that many nematode species make the same types of small-molecule pheromones All animals seem to have ways of exchanging information–monkeys vocalize complex messages, ants create scent trails to food, and fireflies light up their bellies to attract mates. Yet, despite the fact that nematodes, or roundworms, are among the most abundant animals on the planet, little is known about the way they network. Now, research led by California Institute of Technology...

2012-02-08 18:24:18

Obstacles in an organism's path can help it to move faster, not slower, researchers from New York University's Applied Math Lab at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences have found through a series of experiments and computer simulations. Their findings, which appear in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, have implications for a better understanding of basic locomotion strategies found in biology, and the survival and propagation of the parasite that causes malaria....


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Caenorhabditis elegans
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Caenorhabditis elegans is a species of parasitic roundworm in the Nematoda phylum. It can be found in temperate regions, in many different areas of the world. It prefers to reside in nutrient rich soils. Its scientific name is derived from the Greek terms Caeno, meaning recent, rhabditis, meaning rod-like, and the Latin term elegans, which means elegant. It was first named by Maupas in 1900, but was not classified in the Caenorhabditis subgenus until 1952 by Osche. Caenorhabditis elegans...

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