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Matching up fruit flies, mushroom toxins and human health

Pulling data from 180 different lines of fruit flies, researchers from Michigan Technological University compared resistance to a toxin found in mushrooms like the Death Cap and Destroying Angel. Their results were published ...

Enzyme key to learning in fruit flies

An animal's reaction to an odor or food or other stimuli depends largely on past experiences and how they have been entered into memory.

Famous artworks showed early signs of disease: study

Brushstrokes in paintings could help early diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases, according to a study published on Thursday of works by famous sufferers such as Salvador Dali and Willem De Kooning.

'Latest spoke in the wheel' drives brain-mapping advances

Advances in microscopy techniques have often triggered important discoveries in the field of neuroscience, enabling vital insights in understanding the brain and promising new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such ...

Study reveals the protein structure of the human apoptosome

Programmed cell death, or apoptosis, plays a central role in the maintenance of human health by providing a line of defense against unrestricted cell growth that occurs in many cancers and AIDS as well as in neurodegenerative ...

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