Thursday, September 11, 2008
Worms Help Us Uncover Key Insights Into Origing Of Depression, Insomnia And Memory
Researchers have spent decades probing the causes of depression, schizophrenia and insomnia in humans. But a new study in this week's PLoS Biology may have uncovered key insights into the origins of these and other conditions by examining a most unlikely research subject: worms. The project, which was led by Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist Kenneth Miller, Ph.D., examined the way eye-less microscopic worms known as C.