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Listen to: Model Systems: Worms and Walden Pond

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May 20, 2010

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In this segment, two scientists describe their research using distinct model systems as a way of studying a bigger picture. Dr. Claire Benard from UMass Medical School details how biology of the worm, C. elegans, can provide understanding of human neural disease, and Dr. Charles Davis from Harvard University discusses how local plant ecology can provide information about the environmental effect of climate change.