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Maintaining dynamic connections among the body’s mitochondria is required for the health and life-extending benefits of low-calorie diets for nematodes.

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Study: Eating Less Helps Worms Learn

By Aggie Mika | August 2, 2017

Food restriction decreases a metabolite that impedes associative learning in worms. 

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Epigenetic Inheritance in Nematodes

By Catherine Offord | July 17, 2017

The memory of a temperature spike can persist for as many as 14 generations in C. elegans.

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How Roundworms Sleep

By Diana Kwon | June 22, 2017

When Caenorhabditis elegans surrenders to slumber, the majority of its neurons fall silent.

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New Class of Photoreceptor Discovered in C. elegans

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 22, 2016

The roundworm uses a light receptor that resembles a type of taste receptor and is better at detecting UV light than human photoreceptors.

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Researchers identify a C. elegans gene that leads the organelles to self-destruct in sperm following fertilization of an egg.

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Questions Over C. elegans Life Span Factors

By Catherine Offord | June 1, 2016

A recent paper challenges earlier findings that germline factors expressed in normal body cells influence life span in C. elegans.

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Compound Confounds C. elegans Aging Research

By Catherine Offord | February 22, 2016

A drug commonly used in experiments on the model organism can skew the results of aging studies, researchers show.

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Neuroscience of Early-Life Learning in C. elegans

By Uri Bram | February 11, 2016

Scientists identify the brain circuits with which newly hatched nematodes form and retrieve a lifelong aversive olfactory memory.

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Newfound Neurons

By Tracy Vence | October 19, 2015

Researchers identify a new type of brain cell in male Caenorhabditis elegans.

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