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Caenorhabditis elegans is a free-living, transparent nematode (roundworm), about 1 mm in length, which lives in temperate soil environments.
Green tea catechins extend the lifespan of C. elegans

Green tea catechins extend the lifespan of C. elegans

Nonpathogenic strain of C. acnes improves skin's resistance against infection-causing bacteria

Nonpathogenic strain of C. acnes improves skin's resistance against infection-causing bacteria

Genome Research' special issue covers advanced developments in single-cell genomics

Genome Research' special issue covers advanced developments in single-cell genomics

Study unravels factors involved in risiRNA generation

Study unravels factors involved in risiRNA generation

Bacteria-derived curli amyloid fibril promotes neurodegeneration in the host

Bacteria-derived curli amyloid fibril promotes neurodegeneration in the host

Worm cells sense metabolism changes to stimulate their defense against pathogens

Worm cells sense metabolism changes to stimulate their defense against pathogens

Researchers use different colors of light to control gut bacteria genes

Researchers use different colors of light to control gut bacteria genes

Scientists find master switch that adjusts gene activity to match nutrient levels in roundworms

Scientists find master switch that adjusts gene activity to match nutrient levels in roundworms

New computational tool can segment and analyze cell images of C. elegans

New computational tool can segment and analyze cell images of C. elegans

Anti-hypertension drug prolongs lifespan in C. elegans, research shows

Anti-hypertension drug prolongs lifespan in C. elegans, research shows

DNA structural changes play key role in the recovery phase after DNA damage

DNA structural changes play key role in the recovery phase after DNA damage

Novel mechanism restores cell function after DNA damage

Novel mechanism restores cell function after DNA damage

Too many genetic exchanges impede chromosome segregation into eggs

Too many genetic exchanges impede chromosome segregation into eggs

Researchers use physics to map the chaos of movement in living organisms

Researchers use physics to map the chaos of movement in living organisms

New study can help develop longevity-promoting drugs

New study can help develop longevity-promoting drugs

A fine balance between maintaining immunity and longevity

A fine balance between maintaining immunity and longevity

Fatty acid can kill cancer cells, study shows

Fatty acid can kill cancer cells, study shows

Subcellular chatter plays key role in regulating longevity

Subcellular chatter plays key role in regulating longevity

Genetically manipulating cells using synthetic materials to construct artificial structures

Genetically manipulating cells using synthetic materials to construct artificial structures