nematodes
Predicting Worm Lifespan
Predicting Worm Lifespan
Jef Akst | Feb 13, 2014
Scientists engineer fluorescing nematodes to project the worms’ expected lifespans through flashes of light at just three days old.
Vitamin Deficit Can Boost Innate Immunity
Vitamin Deficit Can Boost Innate Immunity
Laasya Samhita | Jan 23, 2014
Researchers show that vitamin A deficiency can help protect mice against parasitic worm infections.
Dying Worms Emit Ethereal Glow
Dying Worms Emit Ethereal Glow
Ruth Williams | Jul 24, 2013
A head-to-tail wave of blue fluorescence signals the death of a nematode worm.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Chris Palmer | Jun 19, 2013
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Inhibit Mitochondria to Live Longer?
Inhibit Mitochondria to Live Longer?
Sabrina Richards | May 22, 2013
Researchers find that reducing mitochondrial protein production in some animals can increase lifespan by activating a protective stress response.
The Sound of Salt
The Sound of Salt
Sabrina Richards | Jan 30, 2013
A putative ion channel integral to mammalian hearing turns out to be an elusive salt-sensing chemoreceptor in nematode worms.
Can Worms Alleviate Autism?
Can Worms Alleviate Autism?
Sabrina Richards | Nov 27, 2012
Autism researchers are testing the ability of whipworm eggs to treat autism in a new clinical trial.
Genomic Methylation Collector
Genomic Methylation Collector
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 22, 2012
A parasitic worm accumulates epigenetic DNA tags over its lifetime.  
Oil Spill Changes Microbe Communities
Jef Akst | Jun 8, 2012
The beaches around the Gulf of Mexico harbor different nematodes, protists and fungi now than they did before the Deepwater Horizon disaster in April 2010.
A Can of Worms
Sabrina Richards | Jun 1, 2012
Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History use DNA barcoding to show that even sardines infected with nematodes can still be kosher.