These fruit flies get picky about where they lay eggs

The invasive spotted wing drosophila prefers to lay its eggs in places that no other fruit flies have visited. How it knows could help with pest control.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Feb. 17, 2021 ~5 min

These fruit flies get picky about where they lay eggs

The invasive spotted wing drosophila prefers to lay its eggs in places that no other fruit flies have visited. How it knows could help with pest control.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Feb. 17, 2021 ~5 min

Pollinators: neonicotinoid pesticides stop bees and flies from getting a good night's sleep

Chemicals banned in the EU were recently granted an exemption for limited use in the UK.

Kiah Tasman, Teaching Associate in Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of Bristol • conversation
Jan. 21, 2021 ~6 min

Extra genome copies might protect aging fruit fly brains

The discovery that fruit fly brains add chromosomes as an anti-aging defense may help answer questions about human age-related brain disease.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Aug. 27, 2020 ~4 min

Pathway boost gives new life to old fly heart muscles

A way to turn back the clock on fruit flies' aging heart muscles could lead to new treatments for older humans with heart disease.

Fred Love-Iowa State • futurity
Jan. 7, 2020 ~3 min

Researchers discover what’s behind a sense of direction

Using virtual reality experiments, Harvard neuroscientists have decoded how fruit fly brains integrate visual cues for navigation. Study also sheds light on a form of short-term memory known as unsupervised learning.

Kevin Jiang • harvard
Nov. 20, 2019 ~9 min

How being yellow messes up fruit fly sex lives

A single genetic mutation both turns male fruit flies yellow and keeps them from mating effectively. How is that possible? Sex combs.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 17, 2019 ~5 min

‘Navigational goals’ help fruit flies move in a straight line

The way fruit flies navigate the world isn't as simple as you might think. Now, researchers understand more about their surprisingly complex calculations.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller • futurity
July 22, 2019 ~5 min

Taste receptor lets flies detect sour food

"...taste is extremely important, not only for enjoyment, but for survival."

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Feb. 11, 2019 ~6 min

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