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.
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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
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