Latest Drosophila melanogaster Stories
The human brain is composed of 100 billion individual nerve cells which communicate with each other via a complex network of connections.
Breakthrough study could transform drug, aging and fertility research.
The findings could shed new light on human learning and neurological and psychiatric disorders.
When kitchens become infiltrated with fruit flies, especially during the dog days of summer, homeowners might wish that the flying pests would just turn to ice.
Researchers genetically engineer glow-in-the-dark sperm in fruit flies, revealing much more about sexual selection.
Investigators have found that fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) males -- in which the activity of an Alzheimerâ€™s disease protein is reduced by 50 percent -- show impairments in learning and memory as they age.
The minute brain of the fly processes visual movements in only fractions of a second.
Since the early days of the 20th century and Thomas Hunt Morgan's famous "Fly Room" at Columbia University, the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster has been at the forefront of biological research.
Biologists have identified two genes, the leucokinin neuropeptide and the leucokinin receptor, that appear to regulate meal sizes and frequency in fruit flies.
Researchers in Portugal and Austria show how food intake is modulated in fruit flies.
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.