nematodes
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.
Filming the Nematode Brain
Filming the Nematode Brain
Jef Akst | Jan 26, 2015
Researchers record the first whole-brain videos of an unrestrained animal, viewing neural activity as a roundworm moved freely around a Petri dish.
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Apr 30, 2014
Selected Images of the Day from www.the-scientist.com
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 28, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Worm Subverts Plant Attack
Worm Subverts Plant Attack
Ed Yong | Apr 3, 2014
A parasitic nematode relies on a plant’s defense mechanism to invade and grow.
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 23, 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.