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Threadworm infection is common but it’s often asymptomatic. Ayaka Darkly/Flickr

Health check: the low-down on ‘worms’ and how to get rid of them

Intestinal worms (or helminths) are multicellular parasites that live inside the gut. When mature, they can generally be seen with the naked eye. In developing countries with poor sanitation, the most…
These little worms are very powerful model organisms, revealing important lessons about human biology. Niharb

Animals in research: C. elegans (roundworm)

Our series, Animals in Research, profiles the top organisms used for science experimentation. Here, we look at Caenorhabditis elegans – a roundworm. When you think of a worm, what do you see? For some…

Roundworms ‘talk’ with chemicals

A universal language employed by nematodes (or roundworms) has been discovered; a form of communication never seen before…

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