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Fruit Flies Force Their Young to Drink Alcohol for Their Own Good
Science & Tech  (tags: Fruit Flies, Science )

- 1586 days ago -
The fruit fly study adds to the evidence "that using toxins in the environment to medicate offspring may be common across the animal kingdom," says biologist Todd Schlenke.
Oregon Scientists Seek Defense Against Crop-Destroying Fruit Flies
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, whys to deal with, Fruit flies, destruction )

- 2657 days ago -
It's a tiny fruit fly with an exotic name and a taste for some of Oregon's most valuable crops. And since its surprise and destructive appearance last August, the state's leading entomologists have been engaged in a frantic, crash course to find it,
Building Brains: Mammalian-Like Neurogenesis In Fruit Flies
Science & Tech  (tags: science, study, research, fruit flies, scientists, discovery )

- 3412 days ago -
A new way of generating brain cells has been uncovered in Drosophila. The findings, published this week in the online open access journal Neural Development, reveal that this novel mode of neurogenesis is very similar to that seen in mammalian brains,
Gay-Straight Switch: Would You Switch?
Science & Tech  (tags: fruit flies, gender, GB gene, gene mutation, science )

- 3483 days ago -
Scientists discovered what they call a "gender blind gene," or GB, in male fruit flies. A mutation in this GB gene spurred the males flies to start courting other males, as well as females.

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