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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.
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
Staff | Apr 30, 2014
Selected Images of the Day from www.the-scientist.com
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 28, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
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
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
Laasya Samhita | Jan 23, 2014
Researchers show that vitamin A deficiency can help protect mice against parasitic worm infections.
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.
Chris Palmer | Jun 19, 2013
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
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.