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‘Is that a bacon sandwich?’ Fruit flies react to smells while asleep

Researchers have tracked flies’ ability to interpret information while asleep, showing which parts of the brain remain ‘awake’. The study, led by Imperial College London …

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Lonely flies, like many humans, eat more and sleep less

COVID-19 lockdowns scrambled sleep schedules and stretched waistlines. One culprit may be social isolation itself. Scientists have found that lone fruit flies quarantined in test …

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Muscle protein that makes vertebrates more fit linked to limited lifespan

Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have added to evidence that a protein called CaMKII improves strength, endurance, muscle health and fitness in young …

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