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Sequencing the worm’s genome and transcriptome opens a new chapter in the study of fundamental biological processes and animal behavior. Worcester, Massachusetts
Sequencing the worm's genome and transcriptome opens a new chapter in the study of fundamental biological processes and animal behavior
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).
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...
A new automated system uses artificial intelligence and brand new, cutting-edge image processing to accurately and quickly study large groups of a specific kind of nematode used in biological research.
A team of scientists from the U.S., Japan, France and Canada were interested in seeing how C. elegans reacted to living in weightlessness.
Scientists have reported in the journal Scientific Reports that spaceflight could help a microscopic worm live longer.
Organisms employ a fascinating array of strategies to identify and restrain invasive pieces of foreign DNA, such as those introduced by viruses.
Caltech biologists discover that many nematode species make the same types of small-molecule pheromones.
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.
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...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.