Fruit Flies

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Changing your diet too often may do more harm than good
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Changing your diet too often may do more harm than good

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.

Human beings freeze when startled due to the nerves trigger of serotonin in the body
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Human beings freeze when startled due to the nerves trigger of serotonin in the body

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
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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.

Male fruit flies can ensure their partner's sexual loyalty for at least a week
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Male fruit flies can ensure their partner's sexual loyalty for at least a week

Scientists find that female fruit flies have pleasure centres in the abdomen and enjoy sex.

Fruit fly inspires new model of smaller, quicker, more efficient military drone
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Fruit fly inspires new model of smaller, quicker, more efficient military drone

Insect-inspired drones developed by Purdue engineers give Uri's eagle drone competition.

Faster way to track genetic mutations that cause cancer found
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Faster way to track genetic mutations that cause cancer found

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.