fruit flies
Fixing Fly Forgetfulness
Fixing Fly Forgetfulness
Kate Yandell | Sep 3, 2013
Polyamines help fruit flies retain memories as they age.
Lords of the Fly, circa 1910
Lords of the Fly, circa 1910
Dan Cossins | Sep 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.
Twitching Flies Tell Epilepsy’s Tale
Twitching Flies Tell Epilepsy’s Tale
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 15, 2012
Fruit flies engineered to suffer from temperature-dependent seizures reveal overactive sodium channels in neurons.
Flies Evolve to Count
Hayley Dunning | Jul 12, 2012
Researchers breed fruit flies that, after 40 generations of conditioning, have acquired the ability to react to numbers.
Burgers and Flies
Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2012
Inspired by Darwin, Mohamed Noor has uncovered the molecular dance by which a single species becomes two.
Boozing for Better Health
Megan Scudellari | Feb 16, 2012
Fruit flies consume alcohol to kill off parasites.