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.
ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, HeitiPaves
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.

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, HeitiPaves
neuromuscular junction
Certain Glial Cells Appear to Help Prevent Muscle Fatigue
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.