Worms: Sniffing out cancer in your pee?

Worms: Sniffing out cancer in your pee?

Roundworm infestation in humans can be pretty nasty. But a particular case prompted researchers to dig a little deeper- they found a 63-year-old man with these parasites, and he had a stomach lesion that the worms seemed particularly interested in. The worms attached themselves to this lesion, which turned out to be the early stages […]

ROS-To-Wormian

ROS-To-Wormian

Ok, maybe a wierd title, but one that highlights the ROS in tiny worms called C. Elegans. What the heck is ROS you say? It is Reactive Oxygen Species. Yea, and, you say? Thought to be detrimental all the way around, ROS has been blamed for many of man’s maladies from heart problems to aging. […]

Tiny Worms-Keeping Humans Healthy?

Tiny Worms-Keeping Humans Healthy?

It appears so! Worms (C. elegans) that are only 1 mm long could help in the treatment of kidney disease that is age related!!! A gene protein named Klotho, which kind of sounds like a Muppet name is the key genetic player that worms and humans have in common. Not that it is the “Fountain […]