News tagged with worms

Nematodes with five distinct forms found

(Phys.org)—An international team of researchers has found that at least one type of nematoad exhibits five distinct forms—each different enough that the microscopic worms were initially thought to be of different species. ...

dateJan 18, 2016 in Plants & Animals report
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Chimps self-medicate under human pressure

Chimpanzees living in small fragments of forest close by people and farm animals are turning in increasing numbers to natural remedies in an effort to deal with their stressful and disease-prone existence, a new study suggests.

dateJun 21, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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The worm that turned on heavy metal

Researchers in South America have studied the viability of using earthworms to process hazardous material containing high concentrations of heavy metal for the bioremediation of old industrial sites, landfill and other potentially ...

dateDec 06, 2010 in Environment
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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 ...

dateFeb 09, 2011 in Evolution
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