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Monarch butterflies bred in captivity may lose the ability to migrate, study finds
Monarch butterflies purchased from a commercial breeder did not fly in a southward direction, even in offspring raised outdoors, in a new study conducted by scientists at the University of Chicago. (2019-06-24)
Structural development of the brain
In a recent study published in The Journal of Neuroscience, researchers reveal how the basic structure of the brain is formed. (2019-06-21)
Virtual reality takes a leap into taste
optoPAD is a newly developed system for creating virtual taste realities. (2019-06-21)
The fellowship of the wing: Pigeons flap faster to fly together
New research publishing June 18 in the open-access journal, PLOS Biology, led by Dr. (2019-06-18)
Baby pterodactyls could fly from birth
A breakthrough discovery has found that pterodactyls, extinct flying reptiles also known as pterosaurs, had a remarkable ability -- they could fly from birth. (2019-06-12)
New research explores the mechanics of how birds flock
Wildlife researchers have long tried to understand why birds fly in flocks and how different types of flocks work. (2019-06-04)
'Only the stressed die young'
A new study has found that fruit flies lacking the transcription factor Ets21c live longer in a favourable, unstressed environment, but die earlier under stress. (2019-06-04)
Using fruit flies to identify new treatment for a colorectal cancer patient
Erdem Bangi and colleagues demonstrate a new approach to developing personalized therapy for a patient with treatment-resistant colorectal cancer: using a fruit fly genetically modified with a patient's own cancer mutations to test candidate treatments. (2019-05-22)
New flying/driving robot developed at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Possible commercial uses are package deliveries since it can quickly fly to a target zone and then drive using its wheels safely and quietly to reach the recipient's doorstep. (2019-05-20)
Malnourished fruit flies preserve genital size to ensure reproductive success
Researchers report that male 'genital sparing' in fruit flies during times of inadequate nutrition is due to lower levels of a negative growth factor called FOXO in the genitals and that this phenomenon helps preserve reproductive success. (2019-05-16)
Unexplored neural circuit modulates memory strength
The fruit fly mushroom body contains three groups of neurons that produce dopamine. (2019-05-14)
Reading the dark heart of chromosomes
A new study publishing May 14, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by the Mellone lab at the University of Connecticut and the Larracuente lab at the University of Rochester combine cutting-edge sequencing technology with molecular and high-resolution microscopy methods to discover the sequences of all centromeres in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, a powerful model organism widely used in biomedical research. (2019-05-14)
Female flies respond to sensation of sex, not just sperm
Female fruit flies will temporarily reject other partners after mating, thanks to special proteins in a male fly's ejaculate. (2019-05-06)
How grunting influences perception in tennis
Grunting noises in tennis influence the prediction of ball flight. (2019-05-03)
Obstacles to overcome before operating fleets of drones becomes reality
The technology exists to replace a single remote controlled drone with an automated fleet, but an Iowa State researcher says there are several obstacles to tackle first. (2019-05-02)
Evolving alongside viruses impacts susceptibility to future infections
Researchers have shown that when fruit flies co-evolve with viruses, different genetic changes occur to those caused by encountering a virus for the first time, altering the insects' susceptibility to future infection. (2019-04-30)
An important function of non-nucleated sperm
Some animals form characteristic infertile spermatozoa called parasperm, which differ in size and shape compared to fertile sperm produced by single males. (2019-04-29)
Pesticide exposure causes bumblebee flight to fall short
Bees exposed to a neonicotinoid pesticide fly only a third of the distance that unexposed bees are able to achieve. (2019-04-29)
Gestures and visual animations reveal cognitive origins of linguistic meaning
Gestures and visual animations can help reveal the cognitive origins of meaning, indicating that our minds can assign a linguistic structure to new informational content 'on the fly' -- even if it is not linguistic in nature. (2019-04-25)
Proteins stand up to nerve cell regression
Fruit fly studies reveal proteins that promote healthy nervous system development by preventing the reversal of nerve cell differentiation. (2019-04-24)
Flies smell through a Gore-Tex system
A research group led by a scientist of the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) has gained important insights into how the nanopores that allow the fruit fly to detect chemicals in the air, and has identified the gene responsible for their development. (2019-04-18)
Scientists identify a key gene in the transmission of deadly African sleeping sickness
An international team of life scientists has identified a key gene in the transmission of African sleeping sickness -- a severe disease transmitted by the bite of an infected, blood-sucking tsetse fly, which is common in Sub-Saharan Africa. (2019-04-10)
How do muscle and tendon connections last a lifetime?
Muscles are connected to tendons to power animal movements such as running, swimming or flying. (2019-04-04)
First reported UK case of likely dog-to-dog transmission of leishmaniosis
Veterinary professionals have sounded the alarm in this week's Vet Record after treating the first UK case of a dog with the potentially fatal infection, leishmaniosis, that is thought to have been passed on by another dog, rather than by travel to an area where the infection is endemic. (2019-04-04)
Multiple mechanisms behind disease associated with unexpected heart attacks
An examination of three mutations associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy -- a disease best known for revealing itself as an unexpected, fatal heart attack during strenuous exercise -- found separate mechanisms at work at the molecular level. (2019-04-04)
Circadian clock plays unexpected role in neurodegenerative diseases
Northwestern University researchers induced jet lag in a fruit fly model of Huntington disease and found that jet lag protected the flies' neurons. (2019-04-02)
Hybrid species could hold secret to protect Darwin's finches against invasive parasite
A hybrid bird species on the Galapagos Islands could help scientists find a way to stop an invasive fly which is killing off the hatchlings of famous Darwin's finches at an alarming rate, according to new research. (2019-04-02)
Global eradication of 'fly of death' not ethically justified, researchers conclude
Oregon State University researchers argue that human-caused extinction of the tsetse fly would be unethical, but elimination campaigns targeting isolated populations of the fly are ethically defensible. (2019-04-02)
Fossil fly with an extremely long proboscis sheds light on the insect pollination origin
A long-nosed fly from the Jurassic of Central Asia, reported by Russian paleontologists, provides new evidence that insects have started serving as pollinators long before the emergence of flowering plants. (2019-04-01)
New gene potentially involved in metastasis identified
Cancers that display a specific combination of sugars, called T-antigen, are more likely to spread through the body and kill a patient. (2019-03-26)
Function decoded: Protein influences growth processes and hormonal signalling
The working group under Junior Professor Dr. Mathias Beller from the Institute of Mathematical Modelling of Biological Systems at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf has analyzed the function of a lipid droplet-associated protein. (2019-03-26)
Sleep and ageing: Two sides of one coin?
Oxford University researchers have discovered a brain process common to sleep and ageing in research that could pave the way for new treatments for insomnia. (2019-03-21)
A repellent odor inhibits the perception of a pleasant odor in vinegar flies
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology have discovered that repellent odors suppress the perception of pleasant smells. (2019-03-15)
Novel methods for analyzing neural circuits for innate behaviors in insects
We established a method for activity-dependent visualization of neural circuits in the fruit fly brain. (2019-03-14)
Bat flight model can inspire smarter, nimbler drones
Engineers at the University of British Columbia have captured the full complexity of bat flight in a three-dimensional computer model for the first time, potentially inspiring the future design of better drones and other aerial vehicles. (2019-03-13)
No super-Drosophila: Vinegar fly species have a good vision or olfaction, but not both
A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology has systematically studied and compared the eyes and antennae and the associated brain structures of more than 60 species of the genus Drosophila. (2019-03-12)
High-speed, 3D microscope captures stunning videos of fruit fly nerve cells in action
Columbia engineers and neuroscientists have joined forces to create 3D videos of individual nerve cells moving, stretching and switching on inside fruit fly larvae as they move. (2019-03-07)
Swifts are born to eat and sleep in the air
Nearly 100 species of swift are completely adapted to life in the air. (2019-03-06)
CRISPR reveals the secret life of antimicrobial peptides
Using CRISPR, scientists at EPFL have carried out extensive work on a little-known yet effective weapon of the innate immune system, antimicrobial peptides. (2019-02-26)
Antarctic flies protect fragile eggs with 'antifreeze'
A molecular analysis by the University of Cincinnati found that wingless flies protected their eggs with a temperature-resistant gel to help them withstand freezing and thawing in Antarctica. (2019-02-22)
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