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New Class of Photoreceptor Discovered in
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 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.
Why Paternal Mitochondria Aren’t Passed On to Offspring
Tanya Lewis | Jun 24, 2016
Researchers identify a
gene that leads the organelles to self-destruct in sperm following fertilization of an egg.
Life Span Factors
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2016
A recent paper challenges earlier findings that germline factors expressed in normal body cells influence life span in
Catherine Offord | Feb 22, 2016
A drug commonly used in experiments on the model organism can skew the results of aging studies, researchers show.
Neuroscience of Early-Life Learning in
Uri Bram | Feb 11, 2016
Scientists identify the brain circuits with which newly hatched nematodes form and retrieve a lifelong aversive olfactory memory.
Tracy Vence | Oct 19, 2015
Researchers identify a new type of brain cell in male
Stimulating Neurons with Sound
Kate Yandell | Sep 15, 2015
Researchers present sonogenetics, a technique to activate select
neurons with ultrasound waves.
Two Papers Pulled for Figure Fraud
Kerry Grens | Aug 17, 2015
A University of Florida investigation has found the lead author on both studies faked data on stress response in
Long Live Collagen
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 1, 2015
Increased collagen expression is a common feature of many different pathways to extended longevity in worms.
ROS Can Shorten or Lengthen Life
Kerry Grens | Feb 13, 2015
Reactive oxygen species have opposing effects on roundworm longevity depending on whether these molecules are in the mitochondria or the cytoplasm.