MUSCLE CONTROL: Researchers pinpoint how C. elegans (pictured) manages to expel food from its mouth.
The Science Behind How Roundworms Spit
By viewing countless hours of expectorating worms, researchers discover a unique way in which neurons control the movement of muscles.
The Science Behind How Roundworms Spit
The Science Behind How Roundworms Spit

By viewing countless hours of expectorating worms, researchers discover a unique way in which neurons control the movement of muscles.

By viewing countless hours of expectorating worms, researchers discover a unique way in which neurons control the movement of muscles.

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Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2018
The flow of calcium and potassium ions keeps muscles contracting in the diaphragms of neonatal mice, but if a key protein receptor is missing, fatigue sets in more quickly.
Infographic: Getting Synapses Ready to Fire
Ashley Yeager | Apr 30, 2018
A new study reveals more about the role of specialized Schwann cells at junctions between neurons and muscle cells.
Critical Connections
Karen Hopkin | Dec 1, 2011
Through a series of sustained collaborations, Joshua Sanes has deciphered the molecular synergy that guides synapse formation.