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Picturing Inheritance, 1916

By | May 1, 2016

This year marks the centennial of Calvin Bridges’s description of nondisjunction as proof that chromosomes are vehicles for inheritance.

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Fruit-Fly Neurons in Action

By | August 12, 2015

Researchers visualize the complete nervous system of a Drosophila melanogaster larva at nearly single-neuron resolution.

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Insulin Interference Triggers Cancer-Linked Cachexia

By | April 6, 2015

A tumor-secreted protein interferes with insulin signaling to cause cancer-linked muscle wasting in fruit flies. 

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Animal Tracker

By | June 3, 2014

A program developed by animal behavior researchers automatically tracks individuals in a group, like fish in a school or ants in a colony.

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Behavior Brief

By | January 29, 2014

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Frisky Fruit Flies

By | November 5, 2013

Researchers show that Drosophila females upregulate an immune gene for protection against sexually transmitted infections before copulation.

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Fixing Fly Forgetfulness

By | September 3, 2013

Polyamines help fruit flies retain memories as they age.

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Lords of the Fly, circa 1910

By | September 1, 2013

In a cramped lab overflowing with fruit flies, Thomas Hunt Morgan and his protégés made the discoveries that laid the foundations of modern genetics.

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Twitching Flies Tell Epilepsy’s Tale

By | October 15, 2012

Fruit flies engineered to suffer from temperature-dependent seizures reveal overactive sodium channels in neurons.

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Flies Evolve to Count

By | July 12, 2012

Researchers breed fruit flies that, after 40 generations of conditioning, have acquired the ability to react to numbers.

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