Fun Facts

Did you know that...

...the mere presence of males can reduce the lifespan of females by about 20%, according to a finding using C. elegans by the Anne Brunet lab?

...Mayim Bialik who plays a Neuron published neuroscientist, Dr Amy Farrah Fowler, on The Big Bang Theory, holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles?

...Oscar winner Colin Firth is a co-author of a neuroscience paper published in Current Biology?

...Oscar winner Natalie Portman co-authored a paper published in NeuroImage?

...the C. elegans has two sexes, neither of which is female?

...the C. elegans hermaphrodite produces 300 offspring in about three days?

...the C. elegans does not possess a brain?

...South African Nobel laureate Sydney Brenner was the first person to use C. elegans as a model organism?

...the C. elegans survives on a healthy diet of bacteria and fungi only?

...the C. elegans is the first multi-cellular organism to have its genome sequenced?

...a lot of what we currently know about cell death is courtesy of C. elegans?