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How to kill fruit flies, according to a scientist

As a researcher who works on fruit flies, I often get asked how to get them out of someone's kitchen. This happens to fly researchers often enough that we sit around fly conferences (these actually exist) and complain about ...

dateAug 09, 2017 in Other
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Sleep or sex? How the fruit fly decides

Choosing between sex or sleep presents a behavioral quandary for many species, including the fruit fly. A multi-institution team has found that, in Drosophila at least, males and females deal with these competing imperatives ...

dateJul 28, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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Muscles can 'ask' for the energy they need

Muscles require energy to perform all of the movements that we do in a day, and now, for the first time, researchers at the Texas A&M College of Medicine have shown how muscles "request" more energy from fat storage tissues ...

dateJul 05, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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