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2009-07-29 09:55:00

“Although e-noses already have many uses – such as detecting spoilage in the food industry and monitoring air quality – they are not as discriminating as biological noses,” according to CSIRO scientist, Dr Stephen Trowell.

2009-07-16 13:47:04

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2009-06-11 07:58:41

A suite of genes that affect aggression in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster has been identified.

2009-04-16 14:28:14

Berkeley -- Move over, Y chromosome – it's time X got some attention.

2009-03-04 13:58:25

Biologists analyzing DNA in search of the molecular underpinnings of life have consistently favored species with small genomes, which are cheaper to sequence and lack the repetitive "junk" that clutters bigger genomes.

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2009-02-23 09:39:30

For many animals, sleep is a risk: foraging for food, mingling with mates and guarding against predators just aren't possible while snoozing.

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2009-01-12 08:59:56

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia scientists turn back clock on evolution in fruit fly to provide key insights into basic mechanisms of evolution.

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2008-11-27 09:50:41

In a novel study appearing this week in Neuron, Brandeis researchers identify for the first time a specific set of wake-promoting neurons in fruit flies that are analogous to cells in the much more complex sleep circuit in humans.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • 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.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.