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A new study has discovered a crucial component of the origin of language in humans with the help of gene identified in fruit flies.
Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 17:48
In a unique way to combat one of Australia`s worst pests, scientists are planning to create a male-only line of the dreaded Queensland fruit fly to save the country`s 7 billion dollar horticulture industry.
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 15:47
Researchers have suggested that plants are more intelligent than we believe, insisting that they are also able to make complex decisions.
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 16:01
Researchers use a fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, to unravel a mechanism to explain how animals modify their taste preferences.
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 10:10
UC Irvine researchers have found that the herbal extract of a yellow-flowered mountain plant long used for stress relief increases the lifespan of fruit fly populations by an average of 24 percent.
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 12:56
Young male fruit flies learn the smell of a receptive female to avoid wasting their efforts hunting for a mate, a new study has revealed.
Last Updated: Saturday, August 11, 2012, 14:13
A developmental geneticist has used a common fruit fly to understand the evolution of sex and gamete function.
Last Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2012, 14:15
Researchers have discovered that fruit flies get kidney stones just like us - a breakthrough that may hold the key to treat the condition in humans.
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 14:31
Male fruit flies consistently change their mating behaviour depending on whether they have spent time with other males before mating, according to a new study.
Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012, 19:09
Male fruit flies too drown their `sorrow` in excessive alcohol consumption, like humans, when females reject their sexual advances.
Last Updated: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 22:54
Scientists have developed a new community resource that may help in unlocking the mystery behind the genetic basis of traits and diseases.
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 21:24
How do insects such as butterflies, locusts and fruit flies navigate thousands of miles so precisely with only the unchanging sky in the foreground? Researchers now have an answer.
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