Latest Caenorhabditis elegans Stories
New research from University of California, Davis, shows why a species of tiny worm can learn to ignore an odor â€“ information that could have implications for how human memories are formed.
Scientists discover a conserved signaling module controlling the formation of dauer or infective larvae in nematodes
Scientists at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC) and the Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon, in Portugal, have shown that populations of the worm Caenhorabditis elegans become resistance to pesticides in 20 generations, that is, in only 80 days.These findings, published last month in the journal PLoS ONE(*) open the way for future research into improved use of pesticides and antibiotics in pest and parasite control.PatrÃcia Lopes and co-workers followed 20...
An international team of biologists has discovered a new species of microsporidia, a single-celled parasite of animals, in a roundworm used in genetic laboratories around the world.
A previously unknown mutation discovered in a common roundworm holds the promise of new treatments for obesity in humans
The nervous system and the immune system have something in common. Each has evolved to react quickly to environmental cues.
Two Americans and one Japanese researcher were awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for the discovery and development of a brightly glowing protein first seen in jellyfish, which has helped scientists understand how cancer cells spread.
North Carolina State University scientists and colleagues have completed the genome sequence and genetic map of one of the world's most common and destructive plant parasites â€“ Meloidogyne hapla, a microscopic, soil-dwelling worm known more commonly as the northern root-knot nematode.
Age may not be rust after all. Specific genetic instructions drive aging in worms, report researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (RXi) (Nasdaq: RXII), today announced that Victor Ambros, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, has been appointed to the Company's Scientific Advisory Board, increasing the size of the Board to seven members. Dr.
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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