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Sensible Diet, Exercise and Weight Control Increases Longevity

...e already shown that reducing the activity of the pathway in roundworms and fruitflies extends lifespan. Because reducing insulin-like signalling in the neurons of roundworms and fruitflies extends their lifespan, the researchers decided to examine what would happe...

Molecule aids fight E. Coli Infections

...fectious agents, macrophages destroy the enemy by ingesting it in a process called phagocytosis. The researchers detailed these defensive maneuvers in fruitflies in an advance online publication of the British journal Nature. "The basic templates of how organisms protect themselves against infection go bac...
Fruitflies in Biological News

Researchers identify genes in fruitflies that may shed light on human cancer spread

By searching through all the genes in the fruitfly genome, Johns Hopkins scientists have identified those required for a certain type of cell migration and simultaneously captured a global view of all the genes turned on when cells are on the move. The study, to be published April 3 in Developme...

How Fruitflies Know It's Time for Lunch

To control what you eat and when, your nervous system must coordinate a laundry list of signals: internal signals contain information about energy level, food preferences, and metabolic need, while external signals relay information about the quality of available food, determined by its smell and t...

Like father, like son: Attractiveness is hereditary

... it took for them to mate ranged from just two minutes to two hours. Female fruitflies need to make themselves accessible to males for mating to take place, so ma...idual characteristics, so there is no single physical attribute that female fruitflies are looking for in a mate. However, there is clearly a benefit to females i...

Salk and Stanford teams join forces to reveal two paths of neurodegeneration

...." They combined data collected by Luo's lab in fruitflies with experiments done in mice by O'Leary and co-le...in the O'Leary lab. When cut, axons in mice or fruitflies degenerate quickly. However, in so called Wlds mic...oopfer together with McLaughlin, made "transgenic" fruitflies carrying the Wlds gene and found it had no effect ...
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