Hunting anxious, hungry worms: Scientists discover dopamine regulates worms’ egg-laying and foraging behavior in response to predation

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The life of the little worm called Caenorhabditis elegans consists mainly of foraging, feeding and laying eggs. So when any of these behaviors are disrupted, there’s cause for concern. In a new study, Salk Institute scientists have found that the «feel-good» brain chemical dopamine regulates anxiety behavior in worms in the presence of biting predators. … Leer más