Bioengineers visualize fat storage in fruit flies

Journal Reference: Yajuan Li, Wenxu Zhang, Anthony A. Fung, Lingyan Shi. DO‐SRS imaging of diet regulated metabolic activities in Drosophila during aging processes. Aging Cell, 2022; 21 (4) DOI: 10.1111/acel.13586 The optical microscopy platform developed by the UC San Diego bioengineers is unique. It allows the researchers to visually track, in high resolution within fat … Read more

Fruit flies adapt activity to ‘white nights’

Journal Reference: Angelique Lamaze, Chenghao Chen, Solene Leleux, Min Xu, Rebekah George, Ralf Stanewsky. A natural timeless polymorphism allowing circadian clock synchronization in “white nights”. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-29293-6 The study, which has now been published in the journal Nature Communications, focused on a clock gene called “timeless.” Together with a second … Read more

Blow flies can be used detect use of chemical weapons, other pollutants

Journal Reference: Sarah N. Dowling, Christine L. Skaggs, Charity G. Owings, Khadija Moctar, Christine J. Picard, Nicholas E. Manicke. Insects as Chemical Sensors: Detection of Chemical Warfare Agent Simulants and Hydrolysis Products in the Blow Fly Using LC-MS/MS. Environmental Science & Technology, 2022; 56 (6): 3535 DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c07381 Despite widespread bans, chemical weapons have been … Read more

Rapid adaptation in fruit flies

Journal Reference: Seth M. Rudman, Sharon I. Greenblum, Subhash Rajpurohit, Nicolas J. Betancourt, Jinjoo Hanna, Susanne Tilk, Tuya Yokoyama, Dmitri A. Petrov, Paul Schmidt. Direct observation of adaptive tracking on ecological time scales in Drosophila. Science, 2022; 375 (6586) DOI: 10.1126/science.abj7484 Over the course of the experiment, which lasted just four months, the researchers documented … Read more

A type of virus present in the gut microbiota is associated with better cognitive ability in people, mice and flies

A type of virus present in the gut microbiota is associated with better cognitive ability in people, mice and flies – NovLink Home Mash G A type of virus present in the gut microbiota is associated with better cognitive ability in people, mice and flies We want to say thanks to the author of this … Read more

Flies possess more sophisticated cognitive abilities than previously known

Journal Reference: Dhruv Grover, Jen-Yung Chen, Jiayun Xie, Jinfang Li, Jean-Pierre Changeux, Ralph J. Greenspan. Differential mechanisms underlie trace and delay conditioning in Drosophila. Nature, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-04433-6 In a new study, researchers at the University of California San Diego’s Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind (KIBM) have found that fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) have … Read more

New study illuminates how tiny flies solve complex navigational challenges

Journal Reference: Samuel T. Fabian, Mary E. Sumner, Trevor J. Wardill, Paloma T. Gonzalez-Bellido. Avoiding obstacles while intercepting a moving target: a miniature fly’s solution. Journal of Experimental Biology, 2022; 225 (4) DOI: 10.1242/jeb.243568 The research, carried out by Paloma Gonzalez-Bellido, Mary Sumner, and Trevor Wardill of the University of Minnesota’s College of Biological Sciences, … Read more

Milinkovic-Immobile, Lazio flies. Fiorentina after Vlahovic collapses

Milinkovic Immobile Lazio flies Fiorentina after Vlahovic collapses

Sarri’s two stars strike in the second half. Cabral disappoints at the first in the purple jersey. Torreira sent off by our correspondent Stefano Cieri February 5th – FLORENCE The post Vlahovic starts in the worst way for Fiorentina. The Italian team loses badly against a Lazio that is not Sarrian, but equally spectacular and … Read more

Giorgi flies to the third round, stop for Trevisan and Bronzetti

Giorgi flies to the third round stop for Trevisan and

Camila Giorgi is the only Italian survivor to reach the third round of the Australian Open. The Marche, with a good race conduct, overtook the Czech Tereza Martincova 6-2 7-6 in an hour and 37 minutes. Easy match conducted in port without burrs up to 6-2 5-2. Here Giorgi, believing herself to be already in … Read more

Sinner, what a scare! He suffers, then beats Daniel in four sets and flies to the second round

Sinner what a scare He suffers then beats Daniel in

The South Tyrolean in alternating current passes in 4 sets 6-4 1-6 6-3 6-1 with a bad moment of emptiness in the second. Now De Minaur awaits him who has passed Andujar It had to be an easy easy task and instead the little samurai Daniel Taro, almost 29 years old and number 120 in … Read more