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2012-02-09 10:47:58

Scientists have developed a new community resource that may act as a Rosetta stone for revealing the genetic basis of traits and disease.

Transformational Fruit Fly Genome Catalog Completed
2012-02-09 05:08:03

Scientists searching for the genomics version of the holy grail – more insight into predicting how an animal's genes affect physical or behavioral traits – now have a reference manual that should speed gene discoveries in everything from pest control to personalized medicine.

Image 1 - Fruit Flies Look To The Sky To Stay On Course
2012-01-18 05:08:52

New research demonstrates that fruit flies keep their bearings by using the polarization pattern of natural skylight, bolstering the belief that many, if not all, insects have that capability.

2011-12-15 13:14:16

Researchers at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) have identified the gene GATA 6 as responsible for epithelial cells -which group together and are static- losing adhesion and moving towards a new site.

Image 1 - Waiter! There's A Fly In My Beer!
2011-11-18 04:34:10

UC Riverside entomologists explain why flies are attracted to beer and products of yeast fermentation.

2011-11-09 10:07:09

A team of New York University biologists has uncovered a previously unknown role for a set of cells within the female reproductive tract of fruit flies that affects the functioning of sperm and hence fertility.

Image 1 - Fruit Fly Intestine May Hold Secret To The Fountain Of Youth
2011-11-03 04:46:41

Long-lived fruit flies offer Salk scientists clues to slowing human aging and fighting disease.

2011-09-01 16:44:56

Although several genes have been linked to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), it is still unknown how they cause this progressive neurodegenerative disease.

2011-06-30 17:51:57

The natural world contains great diversity in the shape and size of organisms.


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.