Medical research

Lessons on how to sleep: What we can learn from worms

Sleep regulation in worms is not as different from sleep regulation in mammals, including humans, as you may think. Therefore, knowing how worms switch between being asleep and being awake can tell us a lot of useful information ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ancient skeletons reveal the history of worm parasites in Britain

New research led by researchers from the Departments of Biology and Archaeology, Oxford, and published today in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, reveals the scale of parasitic worm infections in Britain from the Prehistoric ...

Medical research

Worms fed a natural plant extract fatten, live 40% longer

A research team in the Louisiana State University Department of Biological Sciences led by Assistant Professor Adam Bohnert has published a landmark study linking greater metabolic health—achieved through a natural plant ...

Medical research

Identifying a new target for treating schistosomiasis

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) represent a group of about 20 conditions that affect more than a billion people worldwide. They are diseases of poverty that impact people living in the poorest communities in terms of wealth, ...

Neuroscience

Feast or forage: Study finds circuit that helps a brain decide

MIT neuroscientists have discovered the elegant architecture of a fundamental decision-making brain circuit that allows a C. elegans worm to either forage for food or stop to feast when it finds a source. Capable of integrating ...

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