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Mitochondrial Isolation System

By Ruth Williams | May 1, 2018

A transgenic approach allows researchers to collect the organelles from specific cells in nematodes with unprecedented efficiency.

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Adding a fusion gene to certain mitochondria in C. elegans enables researchers to collect and analyze them.

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Worms’ Magnetic Sense Questioned

By Abby Olena | April 25, 2018

Unsuccessful attempts to reproduce the results of a 2015 study reporting that C. elegans orient themselves by Earth’s magnetic field spark debate among researchers.

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John Sulston, Human Genome Project Leader, Dies

By Kerry Grens | March 12, 2018

The biologist earned a Nobel Prize in 2002 for his work on C. elegans.

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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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