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A molecular ‘atlas’ of animal development

September 6, 2019

In a paper in Science, Penn researchers report the first detailed molecular characterization of how every cell changes…
Pheromones Give Nematodes a Boost in Controlling Pests

July 26, 2019

Beneficial nematodes are used as biological control agents to fight a variety of insect pests that severely damage…
Chance discovery could lead to breakthrough in battle against drug-resistant parasites

July 9, 2019

Andrew Fraser did not set out to study parasites, but when his team stumbled on an intriguing finding he…
Parasites help beetle hosts function more effectively

May 6, 2019

A common woodland beetle that plays an important role in the decomposition of fallen trees may be getting a…
Starship Nematode

March 1, 2019

An exciting collaboration between the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Pheronym (Alachua, FL), will…
Perilous Puddles

July 13, 2018

Admittedly, the research subject isn’t particularly appetizing: Strongyloides stercoralis – small parasitic worms that live in their host’s…
Survival Mode in a Tiny Worm’s Brain

January 26, 2018

Caltech researchers have now discovered how this worm, with such a limited neurological system, can so drastically change…
Infected Insects Cause a Stink

July 27, 2017

Tiny eel-like creatures called nematodes are surrounding us. While they can be free-living (a cup of soil or…
New research will help to refine treatments for global parasitic disease

May 10, 2017

Recently published research from Iowa State University biomedical scientists details new methods for studying a parasitic nematode that…
Using Venomous Proteins to Make Insect Milkshakes

April 21, 2017

Nematodes are microscopic worms that fall into an often ignored corner of the animal kingdom. While many of…
Nano-SPEARs gently measure electrical signals in small animals

April 19, 2017

Microscopic probes developed at Rice University have simplified the process of measuring electrical activity in individual cells of…
Symbiosis with partner exchange

March 15, 2016

If your favourite pub moves – would you move too or look for another pub? For bacteria living…
Mating without males decreases lifespan

February 26, 2016

Pristionchus nematodes come in two varieties: Most species consist of typical males and females, but in several species…
A worm with five faces

January 5, 2016

For eight years, a research team headed by Ralf Sommer and Matthias Herrmann travel to Réunion Island in…
Starvation Effects Handed Down for Generations

August 3, 2015

Starvation early in life can alter an organism for generations to come, according to a new study in…
Worm pheromones trigger plant defenses, study finds

July 24, 2015

Plants can sense parasitic roundworms in the soil by picking up on their chemical signals, a team of…
Scientist planning to send microscopic worms into space

July 21, 2015

A University of Exeter scientist is set to send thousands of microscopic worms on a mission to the…
Researchers Answer Question about Nematode Behavior: Nature, Nurture, or Physics?

July 8, 2015

Nature versus nurture is an age-old question in biology, centering on whether a given trait is determined by…
Cause of Ageing Remains Elusive

October 23, 2014

A report by Chinese researchers in the journal Nature a few months ago was a small sensation: they…
Ins and Outs of Beneficial Nematode Movement

August 15, 2014

Tiny worms called nematodes don’t move randomly through the soil, but instead find their way around by relying…
Strict Diet Suspends Development, Doubles Lifespan of Worms

June 20, 2014

The centuries-long search for the fountain of youth has yielded only a few promising leads, one of which…
WormBase Project Awarded $14.8 Million by NIH

September 30, 2013

Over the next five years, WormBase—a Caltech-led, multi-institutional effort to make genetic information about nematodes, or roundworms, freely…
Nematodes Encapsulated to Better Battle Corn Pests

July 4, 2013

Nematodes have shown promise as biological control agents in the fight against the western corn rootworm, whose larval…
Chemical Trickery Explored to Help Contain Potato Pest

March 27, 2013

The pale cyst nematode, Globodera pallida, is one bad roundworm. Unchecked, the pest burrows into potato roots to feed, obstructing…
The Building Blocks of Behavior

February 25, 2013

Cornelia Bargmann, professor of neuroscience at Rockefeller University, has done decades of work on the C. elegans nematode to understand…
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