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Why do you study fruit flies?

Author for this post: Travis Parsons, Ph.D Student

“When are you going to study something besides fruit flies?” This is what many people ask researchers who work with these creatures and the answer is… 664 more words

Travis Parsons (Ph.D. Student)

Could expression of a gene change a female’s choice of partner?

How do we as humans define compatibility? I think if we asked people why they chose their life partner, answers would include things like common interests, similar personalities, visually attractive and kind hearted. 447 more words

Update: Plant Health News (13 Aug 14)

Here’s a taste of some of the latest stories about plant health, including  the management of Kanjarai leaf spot of banana in India, a UF/IFAS study into monitoring a major berry pest and the invention of the most efficient technology of vegetable growing in Japan. 196 more words


Researcher Spotlight: Professor Scott Waddell

Professor Scott Waddell is a Professor of Neurobiology at the University of Oxford and a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow. Scott studied biochemistry as an undergraduate and completed a PhD in cancer biology before taking a leap across the atlantic and in to the field of neuroscience for his post-doctoral research.  678 more words

Neuroscience And Understanding The Brain

Dr Stephen Gregory

Dr Stephen Gregory – Head, Cell Division and Cancer lab
University of Adelaide
North Terrace,
Adelaide, S.A. 5006
Phone: 83137536
Email: stephen.gregory’at’adelaide.edu.au
Web: Lab Website… 7 more words


Newly-Discovered Process Helps Fruit Flies Cope When Temperatures Get Cold

Now researchers from the University of Rochester and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory have found how animals’ cells manage to keep their biological processes coordinated. 28 more words


Are the Bacteria in Our Intestines Involved in Mechanisms Underlying Health and Lifespan?

Our story begins with Michael Rose, who used an experimental evolution approach to breed flies that live more than 2-fold longer than controls (Rose 1999). In contrast with the one gene at a time knockout or overexpression strategy that is ubiquitous in modern biology, Rose separated initially genetically homogeneous flies into two groups-one with delayed and the other with normal reproduction. 1,638 more words