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Females play a larger role in determining paternity than previously thought -- at least in fruit flies, U.S. biologists say. Lead author Stefan Lupold, a research assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Syracuse University, and colleagues
Parkinson's gene could extend lifespan' Los Angeles, May 7 : Scientists have zero-ed in on a gene linked to Parkinson's disease that plays a role in delaying ageing in fruit flies, says a US study. Parkinson's disease that can delay the onset of
Researcher Roshan Vijendravarma explains how this video showing fruit fly larvae eating a larger one could reveal some of the biology of cannibalism Researchers studying the innocuous-seeming fruit fly have found that the insects have cannibalistic
The latter took place Friday as more than two dozen professors, doctors, engineers and veterinarians descended on Barron Park Elementary in Palo Alto for its second annual guest scientist program. Jenny Nelson, a marine biologist, was holding court
58 am When Ria Chhabra, a middle school student near Dallas, heard her parents arguing about the value of organic foods, she was inspired to create a science fair project to try to resolve the debate. Three years later, Ria's exploration of fruit
But what Mathew Franken and his wife, Jodi, use to get rid of those tiny, little flies isn't a flyswatter. After discovering fruit flies in their home about six years ago, Franken said he and his wife, who consider themselves nerds at heart,
These are the guys and gals who study how the genes of fruit flies affect behaviour and body shape and function. It sounds trivial, but in fact the control and expression of genes in these little flies can tell us a great deal about human biology .
They simply lay their eggs in alcohol, and somehow that solves everything. The researcher who decided to expand that "somehow" into, you know, an actual scientific explanation is Emory evolutionary geneticist Todd Schlenke. He and his team observed
Todd Schlenke Endoparasitoid wasps (Leptopilina boulardi) that have successfully infected fruit fly larvae getting ready to eclose from fruit fly pupal cases. Fruit flies may seem like pests to us, but they have parasites of their own. A tiny wasp
Well-travelled ... the monkey Iran claims returned safely from space. Photo: AFP Iran claimed this week to have sent a monkey into space. The country previously launched smaller animals into the final frontier, including a rat, worms and two turtles.