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Caenorhabditis elegans

Caenorhabditis elegans is a free-living (not parasitic), transparent nematode (roundworm), about 1 mm in length, that lives in temperate soil environments. [1]

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Academic Press

Academic Press is an academic book publisher.

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Acrosome

The acrosome is an organelle that develops over the anterior half of the head in the spermatozoa (sperm cells) of many animals.

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Acta Physica Polonica

Acta Physica Polonica is an open access peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research in physics.

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Allosome

An allosome (also referred to as a sex chromosome, heterotypical chromosome, heterochromosome, or idiochromosome) is a chromosome that differs from an ordinary autosome in form, size, and behavior.

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Andrew Fire

Andrew Zachary Fire (born April 27, 1959) is an American biologist and professor of pathology and of genetics at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Animal

Animals are multicellular, eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Animalia (also called Metazoa).

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Animal testing on invertebrates

Most animal testing involves invertebrates, especially Drosophila melanogaster, a fruit fly, and Caenorhabditis elegans, a nematode.

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Anthranilic acid

Anthranilic acid (or o-amino-benzoic acid) is an aromatic acid with the formula C6H4(NH2)(CO2H).

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Apoptosis

Apoptosis (from Ancient Greek ἀπό apo, "by, from, of, since, than" and πτῶσις ptōsis, "fall") is the process of programmed cell death that may occur in multicellular organisms.

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Asymmetric cell division

An asymmetric cell division produces two daughter cells with different cellular fates.

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Autosome

An autosome is a chromosome that is not an allosome (i.e., not a sex chromosome).

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Émile Maupas

Émile Maupas (born 2 July 1842 in Vaudry, died 18 October 1916 in Algiers) was a French librarian, zoologist and botanist.

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Base pair

Base pairs (unit: bp), which form between specific nucleobases (also termed nitrogenous bases), are the building blocks of the DNA double helix and contribute to the folded structure of both DNA and RNA.

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Bioluminescence

Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism.

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Body cavity

A body cavity is any fluid-filled space in a multicellular organism other than those of vessels (such as blood vessels and lymph vessels).

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Caenorhabditis

Caenorhabditis is a genus of nematodes which live in bacteria-rich environments like compost piles, decaying dead animals and rotting fruit.

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Caenorhabditis brenneri

Caenorhabditis brenneri is a small nematode, closely related to the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans.

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Caenorhabditis briggsae

Caenorhabditis briggsae is a small nematode, closely related to Caenorhabditis elegans.

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Caenorhabditis remanei

Caenorhabditis remanei is a species of nematode found in North America and Europe, and likely lives throughout the temperate world.

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Caretaker gene

Changes in the genome that allow uncontrolled cell proliferation or cell immortality are responsible for cancer.

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Cell (journal)

Cell is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing research papers across a broad range of disciplines within the life sciences.

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Cellular differentiation

In developmental biology, cellular differentiation is Most commonly this is a less specialized type becoming a more specialized type, such as during cell growth.

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Chemotaxis

Chemotaxis (from chemo- + taxis) is the movement of an organism in response to a chemical stimulus.

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Chordate

Chordates are animals possessing a notochord, a hollow dorsal nerve cord, pharyngeal slits, an endostyle, and a post-anal tail for at least some period of their life cycles.

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Chromadorea

The Chromadorea are a class of the roundworm phylum, Nematoda.

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Coelom

The coelom (plural coeloms or coelomata) (Greek koilōma, hollow, cavity) refers to the main body cavity in most multicellular animals and is positioned inside the body to surround and contain the digestive tract and other organs.

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press was founded in 1933 to aid in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's purpose of furthering the advance and spread of scientific knowledge.

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Collagen

Collagen is the main structural protein in the extracellular space in the various connective tissues in animals.

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Compost

Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment.

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Connectome

A connectome is a comprehensive map of neural connections in the brain, and may be thought of as its "wiring diagram".

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Craig Mello

Craig Cameron Mello (born October 18, 1960) is an American biologist and professor of molecular medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Current Biology

Current Biology is a scientific journal that covers all areas of biology, especially molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, neurobiology, ecology and evolutionary biology.

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Cuticle

A cuticle, or cuticula, is a term used for any of a variety of tough but flexible, non-mineral outer coverings of an organism, or parts of an organism, that provide protection.

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Dauer larva

Dauer (German for "endurance", "duration" or "permanent") describes an alternative developmental stage of nematode worms, particularly Caenorhabditis elegans, whereby the larva goes into a type of stasis and can survive harsh conditions.

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Desiccation

Desiccation is the state of extreme dryness, or the process of extreme drying.

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Developmental biology

Developmental biology is the study of the process by which animals and plants grow and develop, and is synonymous with ontogeny.

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Developmental Biology (journal)

Developmental Biology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

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Diabetes mellitus

Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period.

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Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel (formerly The Discovery Channel from 1985 to 1995, and often referred to as simply "Discovery") is an American basic cable and satellite television channel (which is also delivered via IPTV, terrestrial television and internet television in other parts of the world) that is the flagship television property of Discovery Communications, a publicly traded company run by CEO David Zaslav.

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Ecdysis

Ecdysis is the moulting of the cuticle in many invertebrates.

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Embryogenesis

Embryogenesis is the process by which the embryo forms and develops.

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Endocytosis

Endocytosis is a form of active transport in which a cell transports molecules (such as proteins) into the cell (endo- + cytosis) by engulfing them in an energy-using process.

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Epidermis (zoology)

In zoology, the epidermis is an epithelium (sheet of cells) that covers the body of an eumetazoan (animal more complex than a sponge).

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Eukaryote

A eukaryote (or or) is any organism whose cells contain a nucleus and other organelles enclosed within membranes.

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Eutely

Eutelic organisms have a fixed number of somatic cells when they reach maturity, the exact number being constant for any one species.

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Excretion

Excretion is the process by which waste products of metabolism and other non-useful materials are eliminated from an organism.

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Fallopian tube

The Fallopian tubes, also known as, uterine tubes, and salpinges (singular salpinx), are two very fine tubes lined with ciliated epithelia, leading from the ovaries of female mammals into the uterus, via the utero-tubal junction.

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Fatigue (medical)

Fatigue (also called exhaustion, tiredness, languidness, languor, lassitude, and listlessness) is a subjective feeling of tiredness which is distinct from weakness, and has a gradual onset.

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FEBS Letters

FEBS Letters is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering all aspects of molecular biosciences, including molecular biology and biochemistry.

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Flagellum

A flagellum (plural: flagella) is a lash-like appendage that protrudes from the cell body of certain prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.

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Flatworm

The flatworms, or Platyhelminthes, Plathelminthes, or platyhelminths (from the Greek πλατύ, platy, meaning "flat" and ἕλμινς (root: ἑλμινθ-), helminth-, meaning "worm") are a phylum of relatively simple bilaterian, unsegmented, soft-bodied invertebrates.

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Fluorescence

Fluorescence is the emission of light by a substance that has absorbed light or other electromagnetic radiation.

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Frontiers Media

Frontiers Media S.A. is an academic publisher of peer-reviewed open access scientific journals currently active in science, technology, and medicine.

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Gamete

A gamete (from Ancient Greek γαμετή gamete "wife") is a cell that fuses with another cell during fertilization (conception) in organisms that sexually reproduce.

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Garland Science

Garland Science is a publishing group that specializes in developing textbooks in a wide range of life sciences subjects, including cell and molecular biology, immunology, protein chemistry, genetics, and bioinformatics.

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Gastropoda

The Gastropoda or gastropods, more commonly known as snails and slugs, are a large taxonomic class within the phylum Mollusca.

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Gene

A gene is a locus (or region) of DNA that encodes a functional RNA or protein product, and is the molecular unit of heredity.

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Gene density

In genetics, the gene density of an organism's genome is the ratio of the number of genes per number of base pairs, usually written in terms of a million base pairs, or megabase (Mb).

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Gene expression

Gene expression is the process by which information from a gene is used in the synthesis of a functional gene product.

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Gene silencing

Gene silencing is a general term used to describe the regulation of gene expression.

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Genetics (journal)

Genetics is a monthly scientific journal publishing investigations bearing on heredity, genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology.

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Genus

In biology, a genus (plural: genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms.

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Geriatrics

Geriatrics or geriatric medicine is a specialty that focuses on health care of elderly people.

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Germ cell

A germ cell is any biological cell that gives rise to the gametes of an organism that reproduces sexually.

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Germline

In biology and genetics, the germline in a multicellular organism is that population of its bodily cells that are so differentiated or segregated that in the usual processes of reproduction they may pass on their genetic material to the progeny.

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Glycosylation

Glycosylation (see also chemical glycosylation) is the reaction in which a carbohydrate, i.e. a glycosyl donor, is attached to a hydroxyl or other functional group of another molecule (a glycosyl acceptor).

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Gonad

A gonad or sex gland or reproductive gland is an endocrine gland that produces the gametes (germ cells) of an organism.

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Green fluorescent protein

The green fluorescent protein (GFP) is a protein composed of 238 amino acid residues (26.9 kDa) that exhibits bright green fluorescence when exposed to light in the blue to ultraviolet range.

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H. Robert Horvitz

Howard Robert Horvitz (born May 8, 1947) is an American biologist best known for his research on the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans.

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Hermaphrodite

In biology, a hermaphrodite is an organism that has reproductive organs normally associated with both male and female sexes.

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Homology (biology)

In the context of biology, homology is the existence of shared ancestry between a pair of structures, or genes, in different species.

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Human gastrointestinal tract

The human gastrointestinal tract, or GI tract, or GIT is an organ system responsible for consuming and digesting foodstuffs, absorbing nutrients, and expelling waste.

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Insect

Insects (from Latin insectum, a calque of Greek ἔντομον, "cut into sections") are a class of invertebrates within the arthropod phylum that have a chitinous exoskeleton, a three-part body (head, thorax and abdomen), three pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes and one pair of antennae.

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Insemination

Insemination is the deliberate introduction of sperm into a female animal or plant for the purpose of impregnating or fertilizing the female for sexual reproduction.

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Insulin-like growth factor

The insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) are proteins with high sequence similarity to insulin.

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Intergenic region

An Intergenic region (IGR) is a stretch of DNA sequences located between genes.

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International Space Station

The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit.

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Intron

An intron is any nucleotide sequence within a gene that is removed by RNA splicing during maturation of the final RNA product.

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Isopoda

Isopoda is an order (group) of crustaceans that includes woodlice, sea slaters and their relatives.

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John Sulston

Sir John Edward Sulston FRS (born 27 March 1942) is a British biologist.

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Journal of Biology

The Journal of Biology was a scientific journal published by BioMed Central.

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Larva

A larva (plural larvae) is a distinct juvenile form many animals undergo before metamorphosis into adults.

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Late embryogenesis abundant proteins

Late Embryogenesis Abundant proteins (LEA proteins) are proteins in animals and plants that protect other proteins from aggregation due to desiccation or osmotic stresses associated with low temperature.

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Lysosome

A lysosome (derived from the Greek words lysis, meaning "to loosen", and soma, "body") is a membrane-bound cell organelle found in most animal cells (they are absent in red blood cells).

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Martin Chalfie

Martin Lee Chalfie (born January 15, 1947) is an American scientist.

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Mating

In biology, mating is the pairing of opposite-sex or hermaphroditic organisms, usually for the purposes of sexual reproduction.

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Mechanotransduction

Mechanotransduction (mechano- + transduction) is any of various mechanisms by which cells convert mechanical stimulus into electrochemical activity.

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Meiosis

Meiosis is a specialized type of cell division which reduces the chromosome number by half.

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Melanin

Melanin (μέλας - melas, "black, dark") is a broad term for a group of natural pigments found in most organisms (arachnids are one of the few groups in which it has not been detected).

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Melanosome

A melanosome is an organelle found in animal cells, and is the cellular site of synthesis, storage and transport of melanin, the most common light-absorbing pigment found in the animal kingdom.

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Millipede

Millipedes are arthropods in the class Diplopoda characterised by having two pairs of jointed legs on most body segments.

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Mitochondrial DNA

Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA or mDNA) is the DNA located in mitochondria, cellular organelles within eukaryotic cells that convert chemical energy from food into a form that cells can use, adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

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Model organism

A model organism is a non-human species that is extensively studied to understand particular biological phenomena, with the expectation that discoveries made in the organism model will provide insight into the workings of other organisms.

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Molecular biology

Molecular biology concerns the molecular basis of biological activity between the various systems of a cell, including the interactions between the different types of DNA, RNA and proteins and their biosynthesis, and studies how these interactions are regulated.

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MRE11A

Double-strand break repair protein MRE11A is a protein that in humans is encoded by the MRE11A gene.

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Multicellular organism

Multicellular organisms are organisms that consist of more than one cell, in contrast to unicellular organisms.

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Muscle atrophy

Muscle atrophy is defined as a decrease in the mass of the muscle; it can be a partial or complete wasting away of muscle, and is most commonly experienced when persons suffer temporary disabling circumstances such as being restricted in movement and/or confined to bed as when hospitalized.

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Nature (journal)

Nature is a British interdisciplinary scientific journal, first published on 4 November 1869.

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Nematode

The nematodes or roundworms constitute the phylum Nematoda.

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Nervous system

The nervous system is the part of an animal's body that coordinates its voluntary and involuntary actions and transmits signals to and from different parts of its body.

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Neuron

A neuron (or; also known as a neurone or nerve cell) is an electrically excitable cell that processes and transmits information through electrical and chemical signals.

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Nicotine

Nicotine is a potent parasympathomimetic alkaloid found in the nightshade family of plants (Solanaceae) and is a stimulant drug.

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry (Nobelpriset i kemi) is awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to scientists in the various fields of chemistry.

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Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Nobelpriset i fysiologi eller medicin) administered by the Nobel Foundation, is awarded once a year for outstanding discoveries in the fields of life sciences and medicine.

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Non-coding RNA

A non-coding RNA (ncRNA) is an RNA molecule that is not translated into a protein.

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Oikopleura

Oikopleura is a genus of Tunicata (sea-squirts) in the class Appendicularia.

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Oocyte

An oocyte, oöcyte, ovocyte, or rarely ocyte, is a female gametocyte or germ cell involved in reproduction.

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OpenWorm

OpenWorm is an international open science project to simulate the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans at the cellular level as a simulation.

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Operon

In genetics, an operon is a functioning unit of genomic DNA containing a cluster of genes under the control of a single promoter.

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Ovary

The ovary (From ovarium, literally "egg" or "nut") is an ovum-producing reproductive organ, often found in pairs as part of the vertebrate female reproductive system.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second-oldest, after Cambridge University Press.

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Parasitism

In biology/ecology, parasitism is a non-mutual symbiotic relationship between species, where one species, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the other, the host.

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Pharynx

The pharynx (plural: pharynges) is an organ found in vertebrates and invertebrates, though the structure is not universally the same across the species.

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Piwi-interacting RNA

Piwi-interacting RNA (piRNA) is the largest class of small non-coding RNA molecules expressed in animal cells.

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PLOS Biology

PLOS Biology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering all aspects of Biology.

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Postdoctoral researcher

A postdoctoral researcher, post-doctoral researcher or postdoctoral fellow is a person conducting research after the completion of their doctoral studies (typically a PhD) as part of a temporary appointment, usually in preparation for an academic faculty position.

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Postgraduate education

Postgraduate education (or graduate education in North America) involves learning and studying for academic or professional degrees, academic or professional certificates, academic or professional diplomas, or other qualifications for which a first or bachelor's degree generally is required, and it is normally considered to be part of higher education.

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) is the official scientific journal of the National Academy of Sciences, published since 1915.

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Protein

Proteins are large biomolecules, or macromolecules, consisting of one or more long chains of amino acid residues.

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Reproduction

Reproduction (or procreation) is the biological process by which new individual organisms – "offspring" – are produced from their "parents".

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Rhabditida

Rhabditida is an order of free-living, zooparasitic and phytoparasitic microbivorous nematodes (roundworms) living in soil.

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Rhabditidae

The Rhabditidae are a family of nematodes which includes the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans.

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RNA interference

RNA interference (RNAi) is a biological process in which RNA molecules inhibit gene expression, typically by causing the destruction of specific mRNA molecules.

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RNA-binding protein

RNA-binding proteins (often abbreviated as RBPs) are proteins that bind to the double or single stranded RNA in cells and participate in forming ribonucleoprotein complexes.

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Schistosoma mansoni

Schistosoma mansoni is a significant parasite of humans, a trematode that is one of the major agents of the disease schistosomiasis which is one type of helminthiasis, a neglected tropical disease.

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Science (journal)

Science, also widely referred to as Science Magazine, is the academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and is one of the world's top scientific journals.

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Segmentation (biology)

Segmentation in biology refers to the division of some animal and plant body plans into a series of repetitive segments.

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Shotgun sequencing

In genetics, shotgun sequencing, also known as shotgun cloning, is a method used for sequencing long DNA strands.

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Sleep (non-human)

Sleep in non-human animals refers to a behavioral and physiological state characterized by reversible unconsciousness, reduced responsiveness to external stimuli, and homeostatic regulation.

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Small-world network

A small-world network is a type of mathematical graph in which most nodes are not neighbors of one another, but most nodes can be reached from every other by a small number of hops or steps.

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Somatic cell

A somatic (Greek: σὠμα/soma.

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Space research

Space research is scientific studies carried out using scientific equipment in outer space.

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Space Shuttle Columbia disaster

The Space Shuttle Columbia disaster occurred on February 1, 2003, when ''Columbia'' disintegrated over Texas and Louisiana as it reentered Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven crew members.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour

Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105) is a retired orbiter from NASA's Space Shuttle program and the fifth and final operational shuttle built.

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Spaceflight

Spaceflight (also written space flight) is ballistic flight into or through outer space.

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Sperm

Sperm is the male reproductive cell and is derived from the Greek word (σπέρμα) sperma (meaning "seed").

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Spermatheca

The spermatheca (pronounced plural: spermathecae), also called receptaculum seminis (plural: receptacula seminis), is an organ of the female reproductive tract in insects, some molluscs, oligochaeta worms and certain other invertebrates and vertebrates.

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Spicule (nematode)

In nematodes (roundworms), spicules, or copulatory spicules, are needle-like mating structures found only in males.

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Strain (biology)

In biology, a strain is a low-level taxonomic rank used in three related ways.

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STS-134

STS-134 (ISS assembly flight ULF6) was the penultimate mission of NASA's Space Shuttle program and the 25th and last spaceflight of.

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Subgenus

In biology, a subgenus (plural: subgenera) is a taxonomic rank directly below genus.

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Substance dependence

Substance dependence also known as drug dependence is an adaptive state that develops from repeated drug administration, and which results in withdrawal upon cessation of drug use.

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Sydney Brenner

Sydney Brenner, CH FRS FMedSci (born 13 January 1927) is a South African biologist and a 2002 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate, shared with Bob Horvitz and John Sulston.

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Thermotaxis

Thermotaxis is a behavior in which an organism directs its locomotion up or down a gradient of temperature.

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Transformation (genetics)

In molecular biology, transformation is the genetic alteration of a cell resulting from the direct uptake and incorporation of exogenous genetic material (exogenous DNA) from its surroundings and taken up through the cell membrane(s).

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Transgene

A transgene is a gene or genetic material that has been transferred naturally, or by any of a number of genetic engineering techniques from one organism to another.

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Trematoda

Trematoda is a class within the phylum Platyhelminthes.

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Trypanosomatid

Trypanosomatids are a group of kinetoplastid protozoa distinguished by having only a single flagellum.

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Tunicate

A tunicate is a marine invertebrate animal, a member of the subphylum Tunicata, which is part of the Chordata, a phylum which includes all animals with dorsal nerve cords and notochords.

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Ultraviolet

Ultraviolet (UV) light is an electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength from 400 nm to 100 nm, shorter than that of visible light but longer than X-rays.

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University of California, Davis

The University of California, Davis (also referred to as UCD, UC Davis, or Davis), is a major public research university and one of the 10 campuses of the University of California system.

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University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is a public research university based in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

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University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern) is a prominent medical education and biomedical research institution in the United States.

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Uterus

The uterus (from Latin "uterus", plural uteri) or womb is a major female hormone-responsive reproductive sex organ of most mammals, including humans.

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Vas deferens

The vas deferens (Latin: "carrying-away vessel"; plural: vasa deferentia), also called ductus deferens (Latin: "carrying-away duct"; plural: ductus deferentes), is part of the male reproductive system of many vertebrates; these vasa transport sperm from the epididymis to the ejaculatory ducts in anticipation of ejaculation.

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Washington University School of Medicine

Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM), located in St. Louis, Missouri, is the medical school of Washington University in St. Louis on the eastern border of Forest Park in St. Louis.

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Weightlessness

Weightlessness, or an absence of 'weight', is an absence of stress and strain resulting from externally applied mechanical contact-forces, typically normal forces from floors, seats, beds, scales, and the like.

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Whole genome sequencing

Whole genome sequencing (also known as full genome sequencing, complete genome sequencing, or entire genome sequencing) is a laboratory process that determines the complete DNA sequence of an organism's genome at a single time.

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WormBase

WormBase is an online biological database about the biology and genome of the nematode model organism Caenorhabditis elegans and contains information about other related nematodes.

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WormBook

WormBook is an open access, comprehensive collection of original, peer-reviewed chapters covering topics related to the biology of Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans).

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X0 sex-determination system

The X0 sex-determination system is a system that determines the sex of offspring among grasshoppers, crickets, cockroaches, and some other insects.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caenorhabditis_elegans

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