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 snack or edible? Study finds some cannabis products look like popular snacks

Journal Reference: Danielle C. Ompad, Kyle M. Snyder, Simon Sandh, Daniel Hagen, Kewanda J. Collier, Emily Goldmann, Melody S. Goodman, Andy S.L. Tan. Copycat and lookalike edible cannabis product packaging in the United States. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2022; 109409 DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2022.109409 These “copycat” edibles also have levels of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC — the main … Read more

Not all dietary fiber is created equal: cereal fiber but not fruit or vegetable fibers are linked with lower inflammation

Not all dietary fiber is created equal: cereal fiber but not fruit or vegetable fibers are linked with lower inflammation – NovLink Home Mash G Not all dietary fiber is created equal: cereal fiber but not fruit or vegetable fibers are linked with lower inflammation We would love to say thanks to the author of … 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

Subsidy would improve fruit and veggie intake by as much as 15%, say economists

Journal Reference: Roberto Pancrazi, Thijs van Rens, Marija Vukotić. How distorted food prices discourage a healthy diet. Science Advances, 2022; 8 (13) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abi8807 Introducing a subsidy to counteract the price distortion and reduce the cost of fruit and vegetables will change diets in a way that is not only healthier, but also more in … Read more

Monkeys routinely consume fruit containing alcohol, shedding light on our own taste for booze

Journal Reference: Christina J. Campbell, Aleksey Maro, Victoria Weaver, Robert Dudley. Dietary ethanol ingestion by free-ranging spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi ). Royal Society Open Science, 2022; 9 (3) DOI: 10.1098/rsos.211729 A new study now supports this idea, which Dudley calls the “drunken monkey” hypothesis. The study was led by primatologist Christina Campbell of California State … 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

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