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Guiding worm locomotion with magnetically reconfigurable microtopographies

3D render of a medical background with DNA strands

The living worm Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) has ~60% gene similarity to humans. This similarity has been studied to develop therapies for age-induced diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. However, the research investigating these worms needs advancement to reveal relationships between locomotion abilities and sensory neurons.

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