Immortal worms defy aging
Researchers from The University of Nottingham have demonstrated how a species of flatworm overcomes the ageing process to be potentially immortal.
Global wave of Flame cyber attacks called staggering
Building a digital life form: OpenWorm, Open Source
Tiny amounts of alcohol dramatically extend a worm's life, but why?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Minuscule amounts of ethanol, the type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, can more than double the life span of a tiny worm known as Caenorhabditis elegans, which is used frequently ...
Silkworms spinning spider webs
Symantec discovers worm that targets systems running Linux—threat to other devices
Roll-to-roll process prints thousands of cheap, flexible memory elements
'Worm speak' uses chemicals to communicate
(PhysOrg.com) -- A species of small, transparent roundworms have a highly evolved language in which they combine chemical fragments to create precise molecular messages that control social behavior, reports ...
Worms from hell identified far below the Earth's surface
Researchers discover flat worms retain memories even after decapitation
'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 ...
Researchers extend genetic code of an entire animal
Sea smarts: Scientists studying mollusks discover there is more than one way to make a brain
(PhysOrg.com) -- Seemingly simple animals such as the snail and squid have ransacked the genetic toolkit over the last half billion years to find different ways to build complex brains, nervous systems and shells, according ...
Manipulating tiny animals with sound waves: Researchers develop a new kind of 'tweezers'
By using sound waves to push and pull matter like science fiction tractor beams, scientists have developed "acoustic tweezers" that can manipulate blood cells and microscopic worms on a platform the size of ...