This worm has too many butts

Researchers have identified how its internal anatomy adapts as its butts branch off

Intestinal roundworm cells eat their own DNA as part of a healthy lifecycle

During their development, DNA off the ends of their chromosomes are chopped off and destroyed

Escaping through a predator's butt is a common strategy for prey

Some have evolved to just survive, but other species actively seek out being pooped out

Scientists, beware of the consequences of routine practices in your lab!

The harmless practice of using parafilm to seal agar petri dishes containing the model organism, C. elegans, actually impacts larval development

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Garbage mitochondria may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease

Taking out the trash improves key symptoms of neurodegenerative disease