Hermaphrodite roundworm offspring yield evolutionary clues, researchers say
(PhysOrg.com) -- A roundworm with a mix of male, female and hermaphrodite offspring is offering researchers at UT Arlington a look at a species in transition from one mode of reproduction to another.
Symantec discovers worm that targets systems running Linux—threat to other devices
Compounds shared by all worms may lead to parasite treatment
(Phys.org) -- Worms are important decomposers in soil and are great for fishing, but in humans, the slimy wrigglers spell trouble. Hookworms, whipworms, Ascaris, Guinea worms and trichina worms are just a ...
Worms lead way to test nanoparticle toxicity
The lowly roundworm is the star of an ambitious Rice University project to measure the toxicity of nanoparticles.
Symantec warns of new Stuxnet-like virus
US security firm Symantec has warned of a new computer virus similar to the malicious Stuxnet worm believed to have preyed on Iran's nuclear program.
Better understanding of the movements of C.elegans worm will make a big difference in biomedical research
One might wonder why researchers would even care about the nuances of the one-millimeter long nematode worm, let alone take the time to study them. But the answer is simple: they can provide powerful insights into human health ...
Bone-munching worms found on sea floor
Scientists said Wednesday they had discovered two new species of a strange bone-devouring worm thriving in the mysterious waters that surround the Antarctic continent.
Global warming changes balance between parasite and host in fish
(PhysOrg.com) -- Parasitic worms that infect fish, and have a devastating effect on fish reproduction, grow four times faster at higher temperatures providing some of the first evidence that global warming affects ...
Researchers extend genetic code of an entire animal
Security experts warn of risky attacks on tech-loaded cars
Humble worm helps Queensland and US scientists in nerve research
Australian and US scientists have developed a new technology for studying the genetics of a common roundworm used to understand nerve development and nerve degeneration.
Worm seeks worm: Researchers find chemical cues driving aggregation in nematodes
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have long seen evidence of social behavior among many species of animals, both on the earth and in the sea. Dolphins frolic together, lions live in packs, and hornets construct ...
Newly found ring of teeth uncovers what common ancestor of molting animals looked like
A new study of an otherworldly creature from half a billion years ago - a worm-like animal with legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish from its tail - has definitively identified its head for the ...
Diagnostic tool could help in the clinical diagnosis of cattle diseases in sub-Saharan Africa
Diagnosis is key to the control and prevention of endemic livestock diseases in developing regions. New research has found the use of a low-cost diagnostic decision support tool could lead to the improvement in clinical practice ...