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NASA's next 'top model,' the fruit fly

NASA finds the common fruit fly—Drosophila melanogaster—quite an attractive "model," but not in the way you might think. This tiny insect is a biomedical research model that can reveal the basis for health and disease ...

dateNov 14, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Dead guts spill history of extinct microbes

Extinct microbes in fecal samples from archaeological sites across the world resemble those found in present-day rural African communities more than they resemble the microbes found in the gut of cosmopolitan US adults, according ...

dateDec 12, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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