Post Profile






An appetite suppressant with side effects

Neurogeneticists from the University of Würzburg have discovered a peptide in Drosophila that has a strong impact on the fly's feeding and sleeping habits. At the same time, it is associated with the insects' circadian clock.
read more

share

Related Posts


The 'in-law effect': Male fruit flies sleep around but females keep it in the family

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Male fruit flies like to have a variety of sexual partners, whereas females prefer to stick with the same mate – or move on to his brothers. An Oxford University study of mating preferences in fruit flies (Drosophila) has found that...

Academics discover variation in circadian clock protein in fruit flies

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

The circadian clock is a molecular network that generates daily rhythms, and is present in both plants and animals. A University of Leicester research team led by Dr Eran Tauber has studied genetic variation in circadian clock genes...

Vibrations influence the circadian clock of a fruit fly

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

The internal circadian clock of a Drosophila (fruit fly) can be synchronised using vibrations, according to research published today in the journal Science. The results suggest that an animal's own movements can influence its clock....

Variation in circadian clock protein in fruit flies discovered

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Scientists have studied genetic variation in circadian clock genes in wild populations of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster -- and has discovered that their genes have developed different genetic variations that are functionall...

Body clock and its biological impact: Fruit fly research to provide new insight

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

How animals keep time through their internal circadian rhythms could help us understand why we sleep and how we cope with jet lag. Using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as an experimental model, researchers have discovered tha...

Comments


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC