The bartender says…..why no skeletal system?

 

The National Science Foundation or NSF research is funding a new program called Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) that “is intended to encourage investigators to submit bold, exceptional proposals.”

Bold and exceptional to say the least! Marine biologists and linguists have come together to study a common laboratory worm, a deep-sea cephalopod and the human tongue to study how all three move without a skeletal system. C.  elegans, the lowly worm, and its dopamine synthesis will be particularly of importance regarding Parkinson’s research and dysarthria, the loss of motor function of the tongue.

Do you know how the human tongue functions? Did you know an octopus can tie one of its limbs in a knot? Ever heard of C. elegans? Read on!

http://news.usc.edu/#!/article/58129/octopus-got-your-tongue/

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