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Image of the Day: Gene Expression

By The Scientist Staff | April 9, 2018

A new algorithm scrutinizes the most hard-to-read segments of the genome.

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image: Kathy Matthews, <em>Drosophila</em> Geneticist, Dies

Kathy Matthews, Drosophila Geneticist, Dies

By Kerry Grens | March 20, 2018

For decades, Matthews led two important repositories for fruit fly research: the Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center and FlyBase.  

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In Drosophila, the tissue is more permeable to drugs at night, offering a possible explanation for why some medicines work better at certain times of day.

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image: Fat Cells Travel to Heal Wounds in Flies

Fat Cells Travel to Heal Wounds in Flies

By Kerry Grens | February 28, 2018

Previously considered immobile, these cells swoop in to seal epithelial holes and clean up cellular detritus.  

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image: Image of the Day: Fragile Fly 

Image of the Day: Fragile Fly 

By The Scientist Staff | December 7, 2017

Researchers examine the effects on the fruit fly intestine of the protein responsible for Fragile X syndrome in humans. 

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image: Image of the Day: Blood Factory

Image of the Day: Blood Factory

By The Scientist Staff | November 20, 2017

In Drosophila larvae, the formation of blood cells takes place in a specialized organ, the lymph gland.

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image: Q&A with Michael Young, Nobel Laureate

Q&A with Michael Young, Nobel Laureate

By Ashley P. Taylor | October 2, 2017

Young talks with The Scientist about studying circadian rhythms in fruit flies, the applications of his work beyond Drosophila, and winning the prize. 

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image: Q&A with Nobel Laureate Michael Rosbash

Q&A with Nobel Laureate Michael Rosbash

By Ashley Yeager | October 2, 2017

A basic curiosity about how life works led the Brandeis University molecular biologist to discover how our bodies keep time. 

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image: Image of the Day: Mitochondria, Live and in Color

Image of the Day: Mitochondria, Live and in Color

By The Scientist Staff | September 27, 2017

Mitochondria age differently depending upon whether they’re located in the liver, heart, or kidney, scientists find in flies and mice.

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image: Researchers Identify Clue to Asymmetric Cell Division

Researchers Identify Clue to Asymmetric Cell Division

By Shawna Williams | September 1, 2017

Phosphorylation of a surface protein on endosomes is key to the organelles’ uneven distribution in daughter cells.

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