Image of the Month: Lipid droplets in the transparent worm C. elegans
Model organisms

Image of the Month: Lipid droplets in the transparent worm C. elegans

  Meet Caenorhabditis elegans, a 1-millimeter-long, transparent, free-living roundworm that is the center of attention of many research laboratories around the world, including Dr. Meng Wang‘s lab at Baylor College of Medicine. C. elegans is a simple organism that nonetheless shares essential characteristics with human biology. The worm starts its 2 to 3 week long lifespan … Continue reading