C. elegans
New Class of Photoreceptor Discovered in <em>C. elegans</em>
New Class of Photoreceptor Discovered in C. elegans
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
Why Paternal Mitochondria Aren’t Passed On to Offspring
Tanya Lewis | Jun 24, 2016
Researchers identify a C. elegans gene that leads the organelles to self-destruct in sperm following fertilization of an egg.
Questions Over <em>C. elegans</em> Life Span Factors
Questions Over C. elegans 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 C. elegans.
Compound Confounds <em>C. elegans</em> Aging Research
Compound Confounds C. elegans Aging Research
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 <em>C. elegans</em>
Neuroscience of Early-Life Learning in C. elegans
Uri Bram | Feb 11, 2016
Scientists identify the brain circuits with which newly hatched nematodes form and retrieve a lifelong aversive olfactory memory.
Newfound Neurons
Newfound Neurons
Tracy Vence | Oct 19, 2015
Researchers identify a new type of brain cell in male Caenorhabditis elegans.
Stimulating Neurons with Sound
Stimulating Neurons with Sound
Kate Yandell | Sep 15, 2015
Researchers present sonogenetics, a technique to activate select Caenorhabditis elegans neurons with ultrasound waves.
Two Papers Pulled for Figure Fraud
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 Caenorhabditis elegans.
Long Live Collagen
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
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.