Fruit flies adapt activity to ‘white nights’

Journal Reference: Angelique Lamaze, Chenghao Chen, Solene Leleux, Min Xu, Rebekah George, Ralf Stanewsky. A natural timeless polymorphism allowing circadian clock synchronization in “white nights”. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-29293-6 The study, which has now been published in the journal Nature Communications, focused on a clock gene called “timeless.” Together with a second … Read more

Blow flies can be used detect use of chemical weapons, other pollutants

Journal Reference: Sarah N. Dowling, Christine L. Skaggs, Charity G. Owings, Khadija Moctar, Christine J. Picard, Nicholas E. Manicke. Insects as Chemical Sensors: Detection of Chemical Warfare Agent Simulants and Hydrolysis Products in the Blow Fly Using LC-MS/MS. Environmental Science & Technology, 2022; 56 (6): 3535 DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c07381 Despite widespread bans, chemical weapons have been … Read more

Rapid adaptation in fruit flies

Journal Reference: Seth M. Rudman, Sharon I. Greenblum, Subhash Rajpurohit, Nicolas J. Betancourt, Jinjoo Hanna, Susanne Tilk, Tuya Yokoyama, Dmitri A. Petrov, Paul Schmidt. Direct observation of adaptive tracking on ecological time scales in Drosophila. Science, 2022; 375 (6586) DOI: 10.1126/science.abj7484 Over the course of the experiment, which lasted just four months, the researchers documented … Read more

A type of virus present in the gut microbiota is associated with better cognitive ability in people, mice and flies

A type of virus present in the gut microbiota is associated with better cognitive ability in people, mice and flies – NovLink Home Mash G A type of virus present in the gut microbiota is associated with better cognitive ability in people, mice and flies We would like to give thanks to the writer of … Read more

Flies possess more sophisticated cognitive abilities than previously known

Journal Reference: Dhruv Grover, Jen-Yung Chen, Jiayun Xie, Jinfang Li, Jean-Pierre Changeux, Ralph J. Greenspan. Differential mechanisms underlie trace and delay conditioning in Drosophila. Nature, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-04433-6 In a new study, researchers at the University of California San Diego’s Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind (KIBM) have found that fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) have … Read more

New study illuminates how tiny flies solve complex navigational challenges

Journal Reference: Samuel T. Fabian, Mary E. Sumner, Trevor J. Wardill, Paloma T. Gonzalez-Bellido. Avoiding obstacles while intercepting a moving target: a miniature fly’s solution. Journal of Experimental Biology, 2022; 225 (4) DOI: 10.1242/jeb.243568 The research, carried out by Paloma Gonzalez-Bellido, Mary Sumner, and Trevor Wardill of the University of Minnesota’s College of Biological Sciences, … Read more

Guinea: Former President Alpha Condé flies to Abu Dhabi for treatment

Guinea Former President Alpha Conde flies to Abu Dhabi for

To not miss any African news, subscribe to the newsletter of the World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of news and debates covered by the editorial staff of the World Africa. Screen grab from footage sent to AFP by a military source which shows Alpha Condé, President of … Read more

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ flies high, Tom Holland delivers award-winning performance

Spider Man No Way Home flies high Tom Holland delivers award winning

Warning: Spoilers ahead. Proceed with caution. The box office shattering completion of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man trilogy, “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” might be the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s biggest accomplishment yet. With high stakes and rampant fan speculation, Marvel rose to the challenge and fulfilled even the most optimistic expectations. This is not only Holland’s strongest performance … Read more

Videocittà flies to the Dubai Expo to promote Italian excellence in contemporary audiovisuals

Videocitta flies to the Dubai Expo to promote Italian

The fourth edition of Videocittà continues with the session winter 2021, with which the Festival of Vision this year expands its horizons by contaminating, with its multifaceted and multi-faceted identity, not only Rome but also Dubai. December 1, 2021 Video city, designed by Francesco Rutelli – President Anica – with the artistic direction of Francesco … Read more