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Adult fly intestine could help understand intestinal regeneration

September 26, 2019

Intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) are exposed to diverse types of environmental stresses such as bacteria and toxins, but…
Lord of the flies: competition breeds a better ejaculate

August 20, 2019

When more rivals are around, they create and add extra protein to their seminal fluid making it extra…
Sex lives of flies could be key to tackling food waste

August 14, 2019

This National Science Week, Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has revealed how a secret recipe to get Black…
Thanks to rapid, 3D imaging, anyone can tour the fly brain

January 21, 2019

A new fly-through of the fly brain allows anyone to whizz past neurons and visit any of the…
Understanding the neurological code behind how flies fly

November 8, 2018

A common flesh fly takes off and maneuvers effortlessly, her head and body steadied by a hidden, minuscule…
Understanding the neurological code behind how flies fly

October 17, 2018

Case Western Reserve scientists study acrobatic maneuvers of common flesh flies, offer first proofs of 70-year-old theory on nervous…
Insect gene allows reproductive organs to cope with harmful bacteria

May 21, 2018

A damaging bacteria with an uncanny ability to pass itself from insect mothers to eggs meets its genomic…
Flies’ disease-carrying potential may be greater than thought, researchers say

November 28, 2017

Flies can be more than pesky picnic crashers, they may be potent pathogen carriers, too, according to an…
Fruit Fly Brains Inform Search Engines of the Future

November 10, 2017

The way fruit flies identify similarities between odors offers a new approach for search algorithms. Every day, websites…
Scientists identify a neural circuit that rotates a fly’s internal compass

May 24, 2017

Close your eyes. Turn around. Even without opening your eyes, you probably still know which direction you are…
Dopamine in the Driver’s Seat

June 14, 2016

Male fruit flies have a mating drive, and its rise and fall is controlled by dopamine levels in…
Buzz about natural fly insecticide

January 21, 2016

The University of Queensland and Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries researchers have developed a clean and safe…
A gene for new species is discovered

December 22, 2015

A University of Utah-led study identified a long-sought “hybrid inviability gene” responsible for dead or infertile offspring when…
Caught in the act: New wasp species emerging

October 31, 2015

The concept that biodiversity feeds upon itself is an old idea, but it’s difficult to prove because it…
In the face of stress, flies unite

December 31, 2014

Fruit flies respond more effectively to danger when in a group. A research team from EPFL and UNIL…
House fly genome reveals expanded immune system

October 17, 2014

Scientists have sequenced the house fly genome for the first time, revealing robust immune genes, as one might…
Molecular mechanism of head formation conserved from fly to human

August 19, 2014

Otx is a gene regulatory protein, a type of protein that acts as a switch turning gene expression…
Genetically driven gut feelings help female flies choose a mate

July 10, 2014

Even among flies, mating is a complicated ritual. Their elaborate, and entirely innate, courtship dance combines multiple motor…
Kill flies by alternating pesticides, monitoring need

June 25, 2014

Old-fashioned fly swatters may be the most foolproof housefly killer, but for dairy farms, insecticides are the practical…
Flies with brothers make gentler lovers

January 23, 2014

This is a head-on view of a Drosophila fly used in Oxford University experiments. Credit: Amy Xinyang Hong & Cedric…
Fighting Flies: biologists identify sex-specific brain cells in male flies that promote aggression

January 20, 2014

When one encounters a group of fruit flies invading their kitchen, it probably appears as if the whole…
Intercepting asteroids to avoid Armageddon

September 25, 2013

Male fruit flies like to have a variety of sexual partners, whereas females prefer to stick with the…
Some Like it Hot: Sick House Flies Purposely Induce a Fever

May 7, 2013

Fevers are thoroughly unpleasant and usually accompanied by other troublesome physical symptoms. Even so, they are often a…
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