Light Enables Long-Term Memory Maintenance in Fruit Flies
Light Enables Long-Term Memory Maintenance in Fruit Flies
Under constant darkness, Drosophila’s ability to form lasting memories is impaired.
Light Enables Long-Term Memory Maintenance in Fruit Flies
Light Enables Long-Term Memory Maintenance in Fruit Flies

Under constant darkness, Drosophila’s ability to form lasting memories is impaired.

Under constant darkness, Drosophila’s ability to form lasting memories is impaired.

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Image of the Day: Neural Branching Gene
Image of the Day: Neural Branching Gene
Emily Makowski | Jan 20, 2020
A gene involved in a newly described syndrome affects neural functioning in fruit fly embryos.
Image of the Day: Virtual Landscape
Image of the Day: Virtual Landscape
Emily Makowski | Nov 25, 2019
Flashing lights activate fly navigation neurons.
Sex Promotes Lasting Memories in Female Flies
Sex Promotes Lasting Memories in Female Flies
Ruth Williams | Nov 20, 2019
A protein present in the ejaculate of male fruit flies activates long-term memory formation in the brains of their female partners.
Image of the Day: Fly Reconstruction
Image of the Day: Fly Reconstruction
Emily Makowski | Sep 27, 2019
Scientists create a micro-CT scan image of Drosophila in fine detail.
Sleep Deprivation Hardly Harms Fruit Flies
Sleep Deprivation Hardly Harms Fruit Flies
Kerry Grens | Feb 21, 2019
Some individuals sleep just minutes a day. And keeping flies awake does not have untoward effects on longevity.
Image of the Day: The Imitation Game
Image of the Day: The Imitation Game
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 14, 2018
A bioinspired robot helps researchers study insect flight.
Image of the Day: Puppet Master
Image of the Day: Puppet Master
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 3, 2018
Researchers study the mechanistic effects of behavioral changes caused by parasites in fruit flies.
Image of the Day: Snapshot
Image of the Day: Snapshot
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 20, 2018
Scientists map the fruit fly brain, giving an in-depth look at its neurons.
Kathy Matthews, <em>Drosophila</em> Geneticist, Dies
Kathy Matthews, Drosophila Geneticist, Dies
Kerry Grens | Mar 20, 2018
For decades, Matthews led two important repositories for fruit fly research: the Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center and FlyBase.