Roundworm infection, or toxocariasis, is a zoonotic disease — a disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans. Dogs and cats are the definitive hosts for the roundworm species that commonly cause human disease.
An inflammation and a rise in mucus production are typical signs of allergies and worm infections. The innate immune cells are involved in this immunological response, although it is still unclear exactly what they do.
A novel technique for identifying the genes that are important for aging has been discovered by scientists at North Carolina State University.
The mechanisms underlying sex determination in nematodes, commonly known as roundworms, have not been fully understood.
Researchers at UT Southwestern have uncovered a molecular path that allows cells to detect when their lipid supplies are running low, triggering a flurry of activity that avoids starvation.
Age-related changes in strength and mobility may depend on genetic variations in a critical mitochondrial enzyme, suggests a study published today in eLife.
Salk researchers have programmed mammalian cells to be stimulated with ultrasound.
Scientists from KAIST put forth novel insights for enhancing the health span by controlling a protein’s activity.
Scientists from the Francis Crick Institute unraveled a basic role of glial cells in the nervous system of the gut in retaining a healthy intestine.
When an organism encounters a threat in its environment, it is to the species' advantage to warn others of the peril.
Modern genetic research often works with what are known as reference genomes. Such a genome comprises data from DNA sequences that scientists have assembled as a representative example of the genetic makeup of a species.
Transforming a fertilized egg into a fully functional adult is a complicated task. Cells must divide, move, and mature at specific times. Developmental genes control that process, turning on and off in a choreographed way.
Cheating mitochondria can exploit cellular mechanisms for dealing with the scarcity of food in a worm, although this can decrease its wellbeing
Biological sex is typically understood in binary terms: male and female. However, there are many examples of animals that are able to modify sex-typical biological and behavioral features and even change sex.
Scientists have successfully dialed up and down the lifespan of creatures by changing the activity of proteins present in roundworm cells.
As we age, the immune system gradually becomes impaired. One aspect of this impairment is chronic inflammation in the elderly, which means that the immune system is constantly active and sends out inflammatory substances.
Scientists at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences may have found the beginnings of a path toward increasing human lifespan.
Researchers from Kumamoto University, Japan have pinpointed the mechanism that regulates the balance between plant growth and defense.
As people get older, they often feel less energetic, mobile or active. This may be due in part to a decline in mitochondria, the tiny powerhouses inside of our cells, which provide energy and regulate metabolism.