News tagged with worms

Slow worms react quickly to climate change

Evolution can go quickly when it has to - at least for small organisms. Researchers exposed a natural setting in Denmark to artificial climate change and discovered that soil just half a degree warmer caused the genome of ...

dateApr 27, 2016 in Ecology
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Molecule induces lifesaving sleep in worms

Sometimes, a nematode worm just needs to take a nap. In fact, its life may depend on it. New research has identified a protein that promotes a sleep-like state in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Without the snooze-inducing ...

dateMar 07, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Social sunbathing in the mint-sauce worm

Self-organizing social behaviour in the so-called plant-animal, a 'solar-powered' species of marine flat worm that gains all its energy from the algae within its own body, has been demonstrated by researchers from the University ...

dateFeb 23, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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