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flies

Insects with one pair of wings of the order Diptera . They include the MOSQUITOES, biting midges, biting blackflies, SANDFLIES, gadflies, blowflies, botflies, the Tse-tse fly and the common house fly Musca domestica .
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After injecting flies with a dose of the caged ATE the researchers shined millisecond pulses of ultraviolet light on the insects.
The traps were emptied weekly, the flies were counted and identified (5,9), and the inside surfaces of the traps (containing fly excreta), along with the flies, were eluted with 200 ml of eluting fluid (6).
praises the study but doubts that fruit flies will ever be in vogue for diabetes studies.
Although the insulin- and glucagon-making cells in fruit flies aren't clumped together in a solid organ such as the human pancreas, they faithfully mimic the functions of their human counterparts.
The researchers also captured 96 flies outdoors near the facility.
As an example, Nusse points out that one branch of the immune system is nearly identical in flies and humans, including the genes and molecular defenses used by the two systems.
He says he's never spent more than $160 on a rod and his flies make use of inexpensive materials.
The flies can even distinguish between sodium chloride, which is typical table salt, and potassium chloride, which tastes even saltier to people.
Here's news that may interest the many senior citizens in tropical Florida: In warmer-than-normal conditions, fruit flies that overproduce a protein-repair enzyme live about one-third longer than typical flies.
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Yeager, 80, still flies a P-51 Mustang like he flew during World War II.
Last year, a Canadian study showed that female flies of the species Ormia ochracea pinpoint sounds to within 2 compass degrees--as precisely as an owl does (SN: 11/11/00, p.