Genetics & Biotechnology
We successfully showed a correlation between centrifugal force over 60 seconds with far increased maze times for our fruit flies to locate and reach their specific reward food.
How does one of the strongest energy drinks allowed on the market affect fruit fly behavior?
There are billion-dollar companies that make a lot of money selling coffee and other caffeine products. What happens if you give caffeine to fruit flies?
It took time but we learned the required food to water ratio to keep the flies alive and soon had insane amounts of fly stock ready for our experiment. We quickly became professional fly caretakers in a matter of weeks.
Our group was super curious if human birth control, taken by millions of women every day, would have the same effect on fruit flies. Were we surprised? No! Fascinated? Absolutely!
How many people in your lives are affected by medicinal drugs? If you’re like most, then the answer is at least one. We tested a common drug prescribed to more than 24 million individuals in the U.S. alone.
CBD is becoming super popular in our everyday society. What effect does CBD have on the common fruit fly?
Alcohol is found in just about every social setting in our society, for good and for bad. How does alcohol affect the common fruit fly?
We almost went cross-eyed dissecting fly brains under the microscope, BUT we did figure out the effects of alcohol on fruit fly brains.
After collecting data during our fruit fly experience, we have learned that by doing something as simple as exposing flies to UV light, you can change their wing color and mood, changing their reproductive cycle.