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Some homemade simple tools and their use in handling of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster

AoS. Some homemade simple tools

Drosophila melanogaster is a model organism widely used in biological research and biology education. Transferring adult flies is a common but difficult practice as flies fly. A set of homemade tools can be used to tackle this

Understanding the behavior of fly larvae from neural activities in their isolated central nervous system

Understanding the behavior of fly larvae. AoS

You may have heard about “The brain in a vat”, the philosophical scenario which talks about simulated reality and conceptions. It may sound bizarre and unrealistic. However, larval fruit fly neuroscientists literally perform the experiment to understand

Physical deformities in fruit flies on long term exposure to zinc oxide nanoparticles

Nano is a unit prefix meaning “one billionth, derived from Greek word nánnos means “dwarf”. The potential of matter at nano scale was given by Dr. Richard Feynman in his lecture “There is plenty of space at the bottom”. His idea

Accessory proteins RTP1S and SNMP1 support the expression of the insect co-receptor Orco in mammalian culture cells

The study of insect olfaction has been a hot topic in research for long time. No wonder! Small tiny fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) navigate through all your house and are able to detect that one orange in