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Drosophila Melanogaster

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  • A protein that makes you do the twist

    Asymmetry plays a major role in biology at every scale: think of DNA spirals, the fact that the human heart is positioned on the left, our preference to use our left or right hand ... A team from the Institute of biology Valrose (CNRS/Inserm/Université Côte d'Azur), in collaboration with colleagues more

  • A protein that promotes compatibility between chromosomes after fertilization

    A research team from the Center for Biomedical Research (CBMR), at the University of Algarve (UAlg), and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), led by Rui Gonçalo Martinho (UAlg) and Paulo Navarro-Costa (UAlg and IGC) has identified the mechanism by which the fertilized egg balances out the differen more

  • How visual information about females reaches the male brain

    Many animals rely on vision to detect, locate, and track moving objects. Male Drosophila fruit flies primarily use visual cues to stay close to a female and to direct their courtship song towards her. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried and the Janelia Research Ca more

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Fly models of Parkinson’s disease point way to new therapies

Celardi et al. "Mitofusin-mediated ER stress triggers neurodegeneration in pink1/parkin models of Parkinson’s disease" Cell Death and Disease (2016). doi:10.1038/cddis.2016.173 more

Falling Flies

A study led by Duke-NUS Assistant Professor Adam Claridge-Chang identified effective inhibitors of brain activity in the important biomedical model Drosophila melanogaster, the common vinegar fly. In this work, flies were genetically modified to express anion channelrhodopsins (ACRs), proteins i ... more

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Drosophila melanogaster

Drosophila melanogaster Drosophila melanogaster (from the Greek for black-bellied dew-lover) is a two-winged insect that belongs to the Diptera , the order of the flies . The species is commonly known as the fruit fly , and is one of the most ... more

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