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Cell polarity: An aurora over the pole

Image: This image shows a C. elegans zygote undergoing symmetry breaking, during which spatial uniformity in cortical myosin-II (blue) is lost to establish an anterior-posterior polarity (clockwise order from the top).The local and global downregulation of cortical myosin-II networks during ...

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Survival Mode in a Tiny Worm’s Brain

Time-lapsed recordings of dauer worm movement during nictation, a process by which a worm stands on its tail and waves its body in an attempt to latch on to a nearby carrier animal. Mutants that are deficient for neuropeptides (red) ...

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New nerve degeneration molecule identified

Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans)   New nerve degeneration molecule identified A discovery in a transparent roundworm has brought scientists one step closer to understanding why nerves degenerate. University of Queensland researchers have identified a key molecule that protects the axons ...

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