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Why C. elegans are ideal for Disease Modeling [Infographic]

Did you know C. elegans are an ideal model for disease modeling? It may seem unlikely that such a tiny animal would work well for modeling and studying human diseases, but we believe in their power and want you to as well, so we’ve outlined a few of their strengths so you can learn more about the benefits of using C. elegans for disease modeling.

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A View From the Bench: Roadblocks and Frustrations When Expectation Meets Reality.

In an effort to create better models for epilepsy, we’ve been working on a grant-funded project to humanize important synaptic machinery by replacing endogenous coding sequences with human coding sequences.  Syntaxin is a key synaptic protein, encoded by the gene STX1A, that helps synaptic vesicles dock, fuse with the membrane, and release neurotransmitters.  Syntaxin has …

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Research Spotlight: Alzheimer’s Disease

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. We wanted to take a few moments to spotlight some of the awe-inspiring research on Alzheimer’s disease taking place in alternative animal models: C. elegans: Kumar DK, Choi SH, Washicosky KJ, et al. Amyloid-β peptide protects against microbial infection in mouse and worm models of Alzheimer’s disease. Sci …

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