Tag Archives: C. elegans

mRNA decay activity in neurons regulates survival of worms at high temperatures

The ability of an organism to quickly alter or fine-tune its gene expression profile as a response to unfavorable and stressful conditions is a vital trait that can determine its chances of growth and survival in unstable

Combining a range of different imaging techniques to better understand the roles metals play in biology

Microscopes in various forms have helped identify disease-causing bacteria, miniaturize microprocessors and engineer superior metal alloys. However, in biology some things remain very difficult to see even at the highest levels of magnification. Metal ions (e.g. calcium,

Contraception protects females against germline tumours… in worms

Genetic females of the nematode worm C. elegans initially produce 30-40 oocytes that accumulate in two U-shaped gonad arms, after which oocyte production ceases until a male is encountered. Oocyte accumulation is perceived as a signal that

High-throughput, motility-based sorting of microswimmers for gene discovery

Organisms’ motility varies with genotype, disease progression, drug treatment, aging, and environmental conditions and can serve as a useful metric to access drug effectuality, to identify drug resistant strains, and, more generally, various genotypes. In 1974, Sidney