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Compound hastens sexual maturity, and death, in worms

August 26, 2019

Every day, people are exposed to myriad chemicals both natural and synthetic, some of which may affect human…
Ancient faeces reveal how ‘marsh diet’ left Bronze Age Fen folk infected with parasites

August 20, 2019

Coprolites from the Must Farm archaeological excavation in East Anglia shows the prehistoric inhabitants were infected by parasitic worms…
Tiny snapping worms make one of the loudest noises in the ocean, study shows

August 8, 2019

When marine biologist Richard Palmer saw a video of sea-dwelling worms snapping at each other and making one…
Worm pheromones protect major crops, scientists find

July 26, 2019

Protecting crops from pests and pathogens without using toxic pesticides has been a longtime goal of farmers. Researchers…
Japanese scientists embrace creepy-crawlies

July 18, 2019

Firms in Japan are changing people’s perceptions about common spiders, worms and insect larvae. These seemingly unwanted creatures…
Unlocking the genetic secrets of the ice worm

July 10, 2019

The ice worm is one of the largest organisms to spend its life in ice, and Washington State University scientist…
Heat kills invasive jumping worm cocoons, could help limit spread

June 21, 2019

New research out of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum shows that temperatures of about 100 degrees Fahrenheit kill the cocoons…
FISH Gets Worm

May 31, 2019

3D genome structure imaging technique expands into study of whole organisms. In the image below, worm DNA glows…
Numbers game: Revelation may explain mystery of long-term parasites

May 23, 2019

As hosting gigs go, it’s a tough crowd. More than 1 billion people are host to parasitic worms…
Research on repetitive worm behavior may have implications for understanding human disease

May 8, 2019

Repetition can be useful if you’re trying to memorize a poem, master a guitar riff, or just cultivate…
A peptide against cannibalism

April 17, 2019

A worm whose favorite dish is – of all things – worm larvae has to take great care…
Researchers Advance Effort to Manage Parasitic Roundworms with Patent-Pending Discovery

March 29, 2019

Roundworms that feed on plants cause approximately $100 billion in annual global crop damage. Now researchers at the…
Inside the brains of hungry worms, researchers find clues about how they hunt

February 28, 2019

Perpetually hungry, worms are strategic when it comes to searching for food. The microscopic roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, or C. elegans,…
Worms help Carnegie and Stanford biologists investigate how plant-derived neurological drugs work

January 23, 2019

For millennia, humanity has used medicinal plants and plant-based compounds to treat a variety of neurological ailments including…
Newly sequenced genomes of parasitic worms could speed development of new treatments

November 20, 2018

Parasitic worms pose a major global health threat to both humans and animals, but a major study that…
In the tissues of a tiny worm, a close-up view of where genes are working

September 26, 2018

Now, a team at Princeton’s Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics (LSI) has produced new resources for C. elegans research: a comprehensive view…
New understanding of worm stem cells could untap potential of our own

September 14, 2018

Research from Oxford University published in the journal Genome Research has found that a special combination of epigenetic modifications crucial…
New species of rare ancient ‘worm’ discovered in fossil hotspot

August 9, 2018

The team, comprising researchers from the universities of Oxford, Yale, Leicester and Manchester, and Imperial College London, has…
A Stickleback – Full of Worms

July 13, 2018

Around 40 percent of all species on Earth are parasitic – apparently a highly successful way of life.…
New Form Of Wound Healing Revealed By Parasitic Gut Worms

July 9, 2018

Experiments using parasitic worms in the mouse gut have revealed a surprising new form of wound repair, a…
Drowsy worms offer new insights into the neuroscience of sleep

June 1, 2018

A good night of sleep entails about eight hours of blissful immobility—a state of near paralysis that, though…
Low-cost anti-hookworm drug boosts female farmers’ physical fitness

April 11, 2018

Impoverished female farm workers infected with intestinal parasites known as hookworms saw significant improvements in physical fitness when…
Potential insecticide discovered in Earth’s longest animal



March 23, 2018

A family of potent protein neurotoxins have been discovered in bootlace worms, a University of Queensland researcher has…
City mouse-country mouse study shows link in environment, worm infections

March 12, 2018

The longer the mice lived outdoors, the greater the number and size of these intestinal worms — which…
Brain-gut communication in worms demonstrates how organs can work together to regulate lifespan

March 2, 2018

Our bodies are not just passively growing older. Cells and tissues continuously use information from our environments—and from…
Fertility breakthrough: New research could extend egg health with age

February 27, 2018

Women have been told for years that if they don’t have children before their mid-30s, they may not…
Scientists shed light on biological roots of individuality

February 19, 2018

Put 50 newborn worms in 50 separate containers, and they’ll all start looking for food at roughly the…
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…
Research Finds White Worms an Inexpensive Food Source for Aquarium Fish

January 23, 2018

Ornamental aquarium fish like the clownfish Nemo and his pal the royal blue tang Dory one day may…
Invasive worms spreading in Arboretum forests, limited effects so far

January 15, 2018

When researchers found invasive Asian jumping worms at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum in 2013, they spotted an…
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