Nobel-laureate Sydney Brenner dies, the scientist who revolutionized biology with a roundworm

Sydney Brenner, who was a well-known biologist because of numerous findings that revolutionized science and how to understand the functioning of living beings as we understand it, died last April 5th at 92 years.

In 2002, he was granted with the Nobel Award in Physiology or Medicine for his contribution to the knowledge on how genes regulate the cell development and death. To learn about this mechanism, he chose the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, a tiny organism with only 959 cells, simple enough to answer basic scientific questions.

Today, hundreds of scientists use the roundworm as a model organism for research. We at Deretil Nature use C. Elegans to be able to investigate the functionality of the ingredients we produce, such as those components with antioxidant function or with functionality on diseases w.r.t. metabolic syndrome, among others.


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