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Fruit flies have latent bioluminescence

New findings hold promise for expanded use of bioluminescence imaging tools New research from Stephen C. Miller, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology,...

Gene knockdown affects aggression in fruit flies

What brings out the beast in a fruit fly? When Dr. Herman Dierick, assistant professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine...

Fruit flies are relentless party crashers

That fruit fly joining you just moments after you poured that first glass of cabernet, has just used its poppy-seed-sized brain to conduct a...

New Sleep Gene Promotes the Need to Sleep

All creatures great and small, including fruitflies, need sleep. Researchers have surmised that sleep – in any species -- is necessary for repairing proteins,...
Insecticide-resistant flies 'rubbish' at courting females

Space-raised flies show weakened immunity to fungus

Venturing into space might be a bold adventure, but it may not be good for your immune system. Now a study by researchers at the...

Animal cells can communicate by reaching out and touching

Signaling through direct contact not restricted to neurons, as previously thought In a finding that directly contradicts the standard biological model of animal cell communication,...

Fruit flies with better sex lives live longer

Sex may in fact be one of the secrets to good health, youth and a longer life – at least for fruit flies –...

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