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Fruit Fly Males Woo Females with Three Songs, Not Two
Fruit Fly Males Woo Females with Three Songs, Not Two
Researchers show that Drosophila melanogaster males are capable of producing more modes of courtship song with their wings than previously thought.
Fruit Fly Males Woo Females with Three Songs, Not Two
Fruit Fly Males Woo Females with Three Songs, Not Two

Researchers show that Drosophila melanogaster males are capable of producing more modes of courtship song with their wings than previously thought.

Researchers show that Drosophila melanogaster males are capable of producing more modes of courtship song with their wings than previously thought.

Drosophila melanogaster
Fruit Fly Geneticist Bruce Baker Dies
Fruit Fly Geneticist Bruce Baker Dies
Diana Kwon | Jul 30, 2018
The Stanford University professor was known for his work on sex determination and courtship in flies.
Fly’s Blood-Brain Barrier Has Circadian Rhythms
Fly’s Blood-Brain Barrier Has Circadian Rhythms
Abby Olena | Mar 8, 2018
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.
3-D–Printed Ethoscopes Lower Barriers to Large-Scale Fly Behavior Studies
3-D–Printed Ethoscopes Lower Barriers to Large-Scale Fly Behavior Studies
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2018
The DIY devices collect data and enable light stimulation, chamber agitation, and gas infusion.
Infographic: A 3-D–Printed Ethoscope
Infographic: A 3-D–Printed Ethoscope
Ruth Williams | Dec 31, 2017
The instrument presents a new option for researchers working on large-scale fly behavior studies.
Image of the Day: Fruit Fly Factory 
Image of the Day: Fruit Fly Factory 
The Scientist Staff | Nov 10, 2017
A fruit fly ovary can contain up to 20 eggs at a time. 
A Bacterial Messenger Molecule Extends Healthspan
A Bacterial Messenger Molecule Extends Healthspan
Sandhya Sekar | Aug 28, 2017
E. coli that make indoles protect older worms, flies, and mice from frailty. 
Behavior Circuits Mapped in Whole Fruit Fly Brain
Behavior Circuits Mapped in Whole Fruit Fly Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 13, 2017
Using machine learning, researchers have created extensive maps of the neuronal circuits associated with social and locomotion behaviors in the fruit fly. 
Lords of the Flies
Lords of the Flies
Aggie Mika | Jun 19, 2017
Biologists’ walk in the woods sparks the creation of a masterful fruit fly field guide.