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Tag: C. elegans

February 2020
3D image of colorized brain sections showing neuron connections
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Map of fly brain lights up millions of connections

by  /  12 February 2020

A new wiring diagram of the fruit fly brain is the most complex ever created.

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August 2019
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New maps of neuronal connections reveal roundworms’ wiring

by  /  30 August 2019

Two new maps show the entire nervous system of the adult roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans.

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November 2018
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Roundworm roundup may reveal function of autism genes

by  /  6 November 2018

Tracking how roundworms crawl has enabled scientists to determine that many autism genes are involved in sensory processing and learning.

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June 2017
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Wriggling worms yield clues to correcting autism mutations

by  /  2 June 2017

Monitoring the movements of worms can point to potential treatments for autism.

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January 2016
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Software unravels mysteries of worm nervous system

by  /  20 January 2016

A new computer program allows researchers to follow the formation and movement of all neurons in a developing worm.

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October 2015
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Autism app, finding fingerprints, can of worms

by  /  16 October 2015

A new iPhone app flags possible autism symptoms, and researchers discover two ‘new’ neurons in a worm.

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June 2014
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Sophisticated camera captures all firing neurons

by  /  18 June 2014

A new imaging technique can capture the activity of every neuron in a zebrafish larva or a roundworm. Researchers described the method, which is at least ten times faster than others, in Nature Methods.

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January 2014
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New assay tracks active neurons in clews of worms

by  /  15 January 2014

Researchers have developed a system that allows them to record the activity of neurons from as many as 20 worm embryos at once, they reported 5 November in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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August 2012
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New device rapidly identifies worms with mutations

by  /  29 August 2012

A new tool can sort through a population of mutant nematodes and identify those with altered neuronal connections, according to a study published 19 August in Nature Methods.

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July 2012
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Simple worms could help unravel complex human brains

by  /  25 July 2012

The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans may serve as a useful model to study synapses, the junctions between neurons, according to a study published 18 June in PLoS One.

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