Latest Drosophila melanogaster Stories
The brains of males and females, and how they use them, may be far more different than previously thought, at least in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.
Previously unobservable events occurring between insemination and fertilization are the subject of a groundbreaking new article in Science magazine (March 18) by Mollie Manier, John Belote and Scott Pitnick, professors of biology in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences.
Scientists at Vanderbilt and Yale universities have successfully transplanted most of the "nose" of the mosquito that spreads malaria into frog eggs and fruit flies and are employing these surrogates to combat the spread of the deadly and debilitating disease that afflicts 500 million people.
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have obtained the first recordings of brain-cell activity in an actively flying fruit fly.
Caltech biologist David Anderson and his colleagues identify a brain chemical involved in promoting aggression in flies.
Using a microscope the size of a football field, researchers from The University of Western Ontario are studying why some insects can survive freezing, while others cannot.
Research shows that the influence of a key transcription factor is less widespread than thought, and varies over time.
Study, published in Nature, also identifies pheromone-detecting neurons in the fly's antenna.
Fruit flies may seem like unlikely heroes in the battle against drug abuse, but new research suggests that these insects â€” already used to study dozens of human disease â€” could claim that role.
As rates of obesity, diabetes, and related disorders have reached epidemic proportions in the US in recent years, scientists are working from many angles to pinpoint the causes and contributing factors involved in this public health crisis.
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