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Wellcome Trust Research Round-up 29.06.15

Our fortnightly round-up of news from the Wellcome Trust Community

Expanding our DNA’s alphabet

Our DNA’s alphabet may be more extensive than previously thought according to Wellcome Trust-funded research published in… 1,287 more words

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BLAST Workshop; drosophila phototaxis

A couple of weeks ago I did a workshop as part of the BLAST project at Bournemouth University organised by Vicky Isley and Paul Smith of Boredom Research – … 254 more words


Drosophilaphilia #1: Collective action

This regular feature will bring you stories from biologists who make a living working on fruit flies, those tiny specks hovering in weird polygons in your kitchens that seem to materialise instantly from the air as soon as fruit starts to ripen. 1,037 more words

Asian fruit fly strains shown to have developed a tolerance to mushroom toxin

Michigan Technological University says that the miniscule and the massive have been bridged in an effort to better understand the mechanisms behind several unique features of fruit fly genes. 191 more words


Walk this way – navigating our environment with the brain's neural compass

As you walk down the street or pass between the rooms of your house, how do you know which way to go? A study published this month in the journal… 1,454 more words

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Sleep reverses memory deficits in fruit flies

A paper in Current Biology titled “Sleep Restores Behavioral Plasticity to Drosophila Mutants”:

“Given the role that sleep plays in modulating plasticity, we hypothesized that increasing sleep would restore memory to canonical memory mutants without specifically rescuing the causal molecular lesion.

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