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News tag: fruit-fly


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Fruit fly brain may hold remedy for jet lag


11 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Scientists isolated fruit fly brains and kept them alive for six days attempting to explain and treat jet lag. Researchers at University of California removed the brains of flies and used a low-light camera to document how circadian clock is “reset” by light. This study, funded by US government, is…

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Fruit-fly genetical makeup may open path to extending human life


5 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A common lab chemical may extend the lifespan of female fruit flies by as long as 68 percent, suggesting a new look at the aging process is needed, new research indicates. In lab environments worldwide, scientists have been engineering the genetic code of fruit flies by turning it on and…