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2010-07-01 10:55:00

Max Planck researchers have uncovered an ingenious evolutionary trick: a signaling chain is allocated several functions, enabling optimal adaptation to environmental conditions Dramatic scenes are played out under Ralf Sommer's microscope: his research object, the roundworm Pristionchus pacificus, bites another worm, tears open a hole in its side and devours the oozing contents. The squirming victim does not stand a chance in this duel: Caenorhabditis elegans may be a close relative of...

2010-06-11 11:33:00

SEATTLE, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- How is it that some people who apparently freeze to death, with no heart rate or respiration for extended periods, can be brought back to life with no long-term negative health consequences? New findings from the laboratory of cell biologist Mark B. Roth, Ph.D., of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, may help explain the mechanics behind this widely documented phenomenon. Reporting online ahead of the July 1 print issue of Molecular Biology of the Cell,...

2010-04-01 07:15:00

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (aPaws) was founded in February 2002 by a group of pooper scoopers who believe every dog should have its day or in this case, a week. In recognition of a growing problem in our communities, environment and water tables, aPaws has established a special week of educating pet owners on the importance of cleaning up the after their dogs. Dog waste is no joke! According to the American Pet...

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2009-08-03 19:35:00

A longstanding and fruitful collaboration between researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology and the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland, together with contributions from colleagues in Munich and the US, has produced another first: the successful manipulation of a crop plant to emit a signal that attracts beneficial organisms. Genetic transformation of maize plants resulted in the release of the naturally active substance (E)-beta-caryophyllene from...

2009-07-27 14:27:59

A British university has quietly resumed growing genetically modified potatoes a year after protesters ripped up the crop, prompting calls of foul play. The 400 plants in the field near Tadcaster, 15 miles east of Leeds and 10 miles west of York, were originally removed in May 2008, just weeks after planting, as a result of damage caused by unidentified environmentalists. The project has been restarted without alerting the public, as is usual when such trials begin, prompting environmental...

2009-03-26 07:10:00

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (aPaws) was founded in February 2002 by a group of pooper scoopers who believe every dog should have its day. In recognition of a growing problem in our communities, environment and water tables, aPaws has established a special week of educating pet owners on the importance of cleaning up after their dogs. Dog waste is no joke! The American Pet Association estimates that this country's...

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2008-12-09 09:25:00

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. The discovery, detailed in the current issue of the journal PLoS Biology, is a breakthrough for public health researchers who until now had been looking for a suitable laboratory model in which to study microsporidia"”a class of emerging pathogens that can cause significant illness in humans. "Microsporidia...

2005-07-25 14:27:27

In WASHINGTON story headlined "Stressed-out worms die young, study finds" please read in 4th paragraph ...tested more than 100,000 nematodes... instead of ...tested more than 100 nematodes... A corrected story follows. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - How well you respond to stress predicts how long you will live, at least if you are a little worm, U.S. scientists reported on Monday. Genetically identical worms responded to stress in greatly different ways -- and those with more active stress...

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2004-12-07 08:11:14

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Tiny worms are taking the place of laboratory rats and mice for a Duke University scientist studying the effect of chemicals on the body. Researcher Jonathan Freedman has a $4 million contract from the National Toxicology Program to develop rapid toxicology tests on C. elegans roundworms. The worms easily could flag which chemicals might harm babies before birth, threaten brain damage in adults or otherwise create trouble, Freedman said. They may not seem like much, but...


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Golden Nematode, Globodera rostochiensis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Golden Nematode (Globodera rostochiensis), also known as the golden eelworm or yellow potato cyst nematode, is a species of plant pathogenic nematode originally stemming from the Andes Mountains of South America. It was first discovered in Germany in 1913, believed to have arrived in Europe with imported potatoes sometime in the 19th century. It was first discovered in the US in 1941, in Canada in the 60s, and in Mexico in the 70s. It has also been found throughout Asia, Africa and...

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