December 16, 2014

How the brain can distinguish good from bad smells

Scientists identify the lateral horn in the brain of fruit flies as the processing center for behaviorally relevant odor information (eLife, December 2014) more »



December 9, 2014

Toxic fruits hold the key to reproductive success

A dopamine precursor in the toxic fruits of the morinda tree increases fertility in female Drosophila sechellia flies (eLife, December 2014) more » 


December 1, 2014

The nutritionists within

Firebugs depend on gut bacteria for vitamin supply (Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, November 2014) more »