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Worm-like ancient `misfit` finds family in `tree of life`

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 17:39

The fossil of an ancient worm-like creature, which had legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish from its tail, has finally been placed in the evolutionary tree of life.

`Worm pill` could provide relief from autoimmune disease symptoms

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 12:18

Scientists have revealed that a molecule in parasitic worms could help explain why worm infections can effectively treat a range of autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

Pig whipworm genome may help treat autoimmune diseases

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 11:47

A team consisting of 11 institutions from six countries, including BGI, presented the whole-genome sequence of Trichuris suis, a parasitic worm in pig.

Genome sequence of parasites may help in developing new ways of interventions

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 16:12

A new study has found vital biological and genetic information from sequence of genomes of the whipworm, an intestinal parasitic worm that infects many people in the developing countries.

Worms can form part of astronauts` diet: Chinese study

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 18:52

Three volunteers participated in a Chinese space programme experiment of surviving on a worm diet for more than three months in order to prove that humans can endure long space journeys with this type of diet.

Mapped: How signals travel in a living organism

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 21:39

In a first, researchers have imaged all of the neurons firing in a living organism - revealing how signals travel through the body in real time.

Researchers decode DNA of blood-sucking worms

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 12:06

Researchers have decoded the genome of a parasitic worm, which has affected 700 million of the world`s poor.

Artificial life comes closer to reality with movement in created worm

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 10:11

A project aiming to create artificial life has made a new breakthrough - the simulated worm is now able to move.

New worm research could help humans live for 500 years

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 15:36

If what works for worms can be applied to humans, then living to the ripe old age of 500 might be a possibility for us too, a new study has shown.

Air India launches investigation into `worm sandwich` allegations by passenger

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 14:02

Air India has launched an investigation after a passenger said he had found worms in his mid-flight sandwich.

New species of spoon worm found in Japan

Last Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 13:24

Japanese scientists have discovered a new species of the bizarrely shaped spoon worm, which is pinkish-yellow in colour with a body length of 10 cm.

`Stuxnet worm older than previously believed`

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 14:05

The computer worm that targeted an Iranian nuclear plant is older than previously believed, security experts from an anti-virus company have revealed.