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A simpler way to make some medicines
Organic chemists have figured out how to synthesize the most common molecule arrangement in medicine, a scientific discovery that could change the way a number of drugs -- including one most commonly used to treat ovarian cancer -- are produced. (2019-10-17)
The moon determines when migratory birds head south
A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that the presence or absence of moonlight has a considerable bearing on when migratory birds take flight in the autumn. (2019-10-16)
X marks the spot: recombination in structurally distinct chromosomes
A recent study from the laboratory of Stowers Investigator Scott Hawley, PhD, has revealed more details about how the synaptonemal complex performs its job, including some surprising subtleties in function. (2019-10-16)
Researchers solve puzzle about link between genetic mutations, mating in fruit flies
More than a century ago, early geneticists showed that the inheritance of a single mutation by fruit flies can change the insect's body color and simultaneously disrupt its mating behavior. (2019-10-15)
Buttons and flies help Hopkins solve longtime DNA mystery
Biologists at Johns Hopkins University have uncovered an important clue in the longtime mystery of how long strands of DNA fold up to squeeze into microscopic cells, with each pair of chromosomes aligned to ensure perfect development. (2019-10-10)
Fruit flies help in the development of personalized medicine
It is common knowledge that there is a connection between our genes and the risk of developing certain diseases. (2019-10-09)
Deep3DFly: the deep-learning way to design fly-like robots
EPFL scientists have developed a deep-learning based motion-capture software that uses multiple camera views to model the movements of a fly in three dimensions. (2019-10-09)
A timekeeper for siesta
External stimuli can rearrange the hierarchy of neuronal networks and influence behaviour. (2019-10-07)
Icaros: Flight simulator home trainer
Epidemiological studies show significant correlations between periods spent sitting and the prevalence of chronic diseases. (2019-10-07)
Are humans preventing flies from eavesdropping?
Soundscapes may influence the evolution of tightly co-evolved host-parasitoid relationships. (2019-09-27)
The secret of motivation
Success is no accident: To reach your goal you need perseverance. (2019-09-26)
Adult fly intestine could help understand intestinal regeneration
Intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) are exposed to diverse types of environmental stresses such as bacteria and toxins, but the mechanisms by which epithelial cells sense stress are not well understood. (2019-09-25)
Buzzkill?
They say love is blind, but if you're a queen honeybee it could mean true loss of sight. (2019-09-10)
Sugar alters compounds that impact brain health in fruit flies
When fruit flies are exposed to a high sugar diet, key metabolites associated with brain health become depleted, according to a University of Michigan study. (2019-09-06)
The paradox of different house flies with few genetic differences
University of Houston evolutionary biologist Richard Meisel has published findings on sex determinates of house flies. (2019-09-05)
Why fruit flies eat practically anything
Kyoto University researchers uncover why some organisms can eat anything -- 'generalists -- and others have strict diets -- 'specialists'. (2019-09-03)
Slowed metabolism helps migrating geese soar
Researchers have shed new light on how some geese can fly high for long periods of time, according to a study published today in eLife. (2019-09-03)
Slowed metabolism helps geese fly high
A few years before NASA astronaut Jessica Meir began learning to fly a spacecraft for her upcoming trip to the International Space Station, she was in flight-training of a different kind: teaching bar-headed geese how to fly in a wind tunnel at the University of British Columbia. (2019-09-03)
Maleness-on-the-Y: A novel male sex determiner in major fruit fly pests
Becoming a male Mediterranean fruit fly relies on the newly identified Y-chromosome linked gene -- Maleness-on-the-Y (MoY) -- which encodes the small protein required to signal male sex determination during development, a new study shows. (2019-08-29)
Biological 'Rosetta Stone' brings scientists closer to deciphering how the body is built
Every animal contains in their genome pieces of DNA called Hox genes. (2019-08-29)
Tracing the evolution of vision
The function of the visual photopigment rhodopsin and its action in the retina to facilitate vision is well understood. (2019-08-22)
Memory research: Fruit flies learn their body size once for an entire lifetime
Drosophila melanogaster develops stable long-term memory for its body size and reach through motion parallax while walking. (2019-08-22)
Identification of genes responsible for sex-related differences in cancer aggressiveness
An understanding of the molecular basis of differences in the incidence and survival of cancer between men and women may allow the discovery of specific and more effective treatments. (2019-08-16)
System for studying diseases like gout and kidney stones finds new drug targets
A new fruit fly model that mimics diseases associated with high uric acid levels, such as gout and kidney stones, has revealed new targets for developing treatments for these diseases. (2019-08-15)
Gene linked to Alzheimer's disease is involved in neuronal communication
A new study sheds new light on how the CD2AP gene may enhance Alzheimer's disease susceptibility. (2019-08-13)
Gene protective against fruit fly heat-induced seizures may explain some human seizures
Researchers identified a gene in fruit flies that helps prevent the hyperexcitability of specific neurons that trigger seizures. (2019-08-08)
Rethinking seizures associated with cardiac disease
Research from Washington University in St. Louis finds that mutations of a gene implicated in long QT syndrome in humans may trigger seizures because of their direct effects on certain classes of neurons in the brain -- independent from what the genetic mutations do to heart function. (2019-08-08)
Why so fly: MU scientists discover some fruit flies learn better than others
Fruit flies could one day provide new avenues to discover additional genes that contribute to a person's ability to learn and remember. (2019-08-07)
Geneticists unlock the secret of mutant flies' longevity
Russian researchers determined which genes are affected by mutation that extends lifespan of fruit flies. (2019-08-07)
Knowing berry pests' varied diets may help control them
A Cornell University study, published in Ecological Entomology, investigates for the first time what spotted-wing drosophila adults and larvae eat, and where they lay their eggs, when these short-lived fruits are not in season. (2019-08-06)
Quantum dots capture speciation in sandplain fynbos on the West Coast of South Africa
With a tongue up to 7 cm long, the long-tongue fly Moegistorhynchus longirostris often battle to fly, especially in the wind. (2019-08-05)
Outcompeting cancer
Suppressing the capacity of tumors to destroy the healthy tissue that surrounds them is essential for fighting cancer-induced morbidity and mortality. (2019-07-24)
Fruit flies find their way by setting navigational goals
Navigating fruit flies do not have the luxury of GPS, but they do have a kind of neural compass. (2019-07-22)
What gives meteorites their shape? New research uncovers a 'Goldilocks' answer
Meteoroids coming from outer space are randomly shaped, but many of these, which land on Earth as meteorites, are found to be carved into cones. (2019-07-22)
Flies may also spread disease among monkeys and apes
People the world over have a good sense that we do not want flies landing on our food. (2019-07-16)
Take flight! Automating complex design of universal controller for hybrid drones
Hybrid unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, are drones that combine the advantages of multi-copters and fixed-wing planes. (2019-07-16)
Thwack! Insects feel chronic pain after injury
Scientists have known insects experience something like pain since 2003, but new research published today from Associate Professor Greg Neely and colleagues at the University of Sydney proves for the first time that insects also experience chronic pain that lasts long after an initial injury has healed. (2019-07-12)
A moderate dose of novel form of stress promotes longevity
A newly described form of stress called chromatin architectural defect, or chromatin stress, triggers in cells a response that leads to a longer life. (2019-07-10)
Body plan evolution not as simple as once believed
Hox gene do not work alone to determine the layout of vertebrae, limbs and other body parts. (2019-07-09)
Lovebirds ace maneuvers in the dark
In order to navigate extreme crosswinds in the dark, lovebirds only need a single point of light. (2019-07-09)
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