News tagged with worms

Making skinny worms fat, fat worms skinny

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers exploring human metabolism at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have uncovered a handful of chemical compounds that regulate fat storage in worms, offering a new ...

Mar 24, 2011
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Report: Iran's paramilitary launches cyber attack

(AP) -- Iranian hackers working for the powerful Revolutionary Guard's paramilitary Basij group have launched attacks on websites of the "enemies," a state-owned newspaper reported Monday in a rare acknowledgment from Iran ...

Mar 14, 2011
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Worms strike see-saw balance in disease resistance

New research has shown that nematode worms have to trade-off resistance to different diseases, gaining resistance to one microbe at the expense of becoming more vulnerable to another. This finding, published in PLoS ONE today ...

Mar 02, 2011
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Simple marine worms distantly related to humans

Two groups of lowly marine worms are related to complex species including vertebrates (such as humans) and starfish, according to new research. Previously thought to be an evolutionary link between simple animals such as ...

Feb 09, 2011
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'Catch-up' growth signals revealed

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Michigan researchers have uncovered molecular signals that regulate catch-up growth -- the growth spurt that occurs when normal conditions are restored after a fetus, young animal or child has ...

Jan 27, 2011
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