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Roundworms assist with nerve conditions

The nervous system of the common roundworm is being used to study nerve-based conditions and nerve degeneration with the development of a new handling device.

A curved, “microfluidic” device moves the roundworm into a more useful position to analyse the neural processes throughout its body.

The analysis helped neuroscientists study currently incurable conditions, such as spinal cord injuries, strokes and diseases of the brain.

Read more at The University of Queensland

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