News tagged with fruit flies

Enigmatic neurons help flies get oriented

As a tiny fruit fly navigates through its environment, it relies on visual landmarks to orient itself. Now, researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus have identified ...

Oct 10, 2013
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Mutations that matter

(Medical Xpress)—Identifying the genetic source of a specific trait can be a little like finding a needle in a field full of haystacks. University of Dayton biologist Thomas Williams is working to shrink the number of haystacks.

Sep 27, 2013
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Why are some cells more cancer prone?

Cells in the body wear down over time and die. In many organs, like the small intestine, adult stem cells play a vital role in maintaining function by replacing old cells with new ones. Learning about the nature of tissue ...

Aug 27, 2013
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Anti-ageing hormone receptors

(Medical Xpress)—A reduced caloric intake increases life expectancy in many species. But how diet prolongs the lives of model organisms such as fruit flies and roundworms has remained a mystery until recently.

Aug 07, 2013
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