A study conducted on fruit flies showed that switching from a restricted diet to a freer diet caused issues related to overall mortality and reproduction.
Researchers experimented on fruit flies as they produce serotonin in a similar manner to human beings.
Space Week: Dogs, chimps, fruit flies and all the other animals that flew to space before humans did
As we celebrate human endeavours in space, let us not forget the contribution of our non-human friends in letting us understand space better.
Scientists find that female fruit flies have pleasure centres in the abdomen and enjoy sex.
Insect-inspired drones developed by Purdue engineers give Uri's eagle drone competition.
Scientists claim to have successfully devised a faster and cheaper method to uncover genetic changes that cause cancer, which can help develop personalised medicine for treatment of the deadly disease.