February 23, 2015

Bacteria network for food

Bacteria connect to each other and exchange nutrients (Nature Communications, February 2015) more »

January 27, 2015

Things smell good for a reason

Fruit flies use olfactory cues to detect healthy antioxidants in their food (Current Biology, January 2015) more »



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 »