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CD BioSciences offers a wide range of C. elegans related services, which can be applied to different research fields.
C. elegans was initially used for aquatic testing of metal toxicity in 1990. Nowadays, the worm is a worldwide accepted biological model for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) ratified by international standards.
The characteristics that C. elegans living in a species-rich microbial community, having a similarity with the human intestine, make the worm a valuable in vivo model for screening of probiotics.
The well-characterized and easily accessible nervous system, genetic tractability, conserved neurological pathways with mammals make the C. elegans a robust and highly manipulatable model system for screening drugs against neurodegenerative diseases (NDs), including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.