Animal Research Minute – How could worms shed light on human diseases?

Well, researchers at The Queensland Brain Institute have developed a new technology for studying the genetics of a common roundworm used to better understand nerve development and nerve degeneration. This technology gives neuroscientists the ability to study the genetics and neurobiology of worms, which will provide insights into the genetics and neurobiology of people. It is hoped that the findings in worms can be applied to people living with diseases of the brain, spinal cord injury and stroke.

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