News tagged with worms

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 5 / 5 (4) 3 | with audio podcast

'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 5 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast

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 ...

Dec 06, 2010 5 / 5 (6) 2 | with audio podcast