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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.
Entire Fruit Fly Brain Imaged with Electron Microscopy
Ashley Yeager | May 31, 2017
Synaptic connections and a new neuron type emerge in high-res images, which hold promise for mapping the complete connectome.
Enzyme Required for Mitochondrial Genome Destruction
Abby Olena | Mar 22, 2017
Mitochondrial DNA polymerase is necessary for the destruction of paternal mtDNA in fruit fly sperm, scientists show.
Scientists Solve Giant Sperm Paradox
Tanya Lewis | May 26, 2016
A study reveals why some male fruit flies produce sex cells that are 20 times the length of their bodies.
Picturing Inheritance, 1916
Amanda B. Keener | May 1, 2016
This year marks the centennial of Calvin Bridges’s description of nondisjunction as proof that chromosomes are vehicles for inheritance.
Fruit-Fly Neurons in Action
Jef Akst | Aug 12, 2015
Researchers visualize the complete nervous system of a
larva at nearly single-neuron resolution.
Insulin Interference Triggers Cancer-Linked Cachexia
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Apr 6, 2015
A tumor-secreted protein interferes with insulin signaling to cause cancer-linked muscle wasting in fruit flies.
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 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.
Abby Olena | Jan 29, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Frisky Fruit Flies
Abby Olena | Nov 5, 2013
Researchers show that
females upregulate an immune gene for protection against sexually transmitted infections before copulation.