Items Tagged ‘fruit flies’

February 20, 2020

The healing power of fruit flies

By Karl Oestreich

KAALby Brianna Cook From clinical trials to becoming cancer-free, only to get it again; Teri has been through it all. Now she’s getting maintenance treatment at Mayo Clinic. However, as if cancer and the chemotherapy weren’t enough to go through, Teri also has to deal with a side effect of her cancer drugs; peripheral neuropathy, […]

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Tags: cancer drugs, Dr. Anthony Windebank, fruit flies, KAAL TV, nerve damage

March 25, 2012

Fruit Fly Kidney Stones May Hold Answers for Humans: Researchers


U.S. and Scottish researchers have discovered that fruit flies get kidney stones — a breakthrough that could help treat the condition in humans.  The researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and the University of Glasgow said it will be easy to study the condition in fruit flies because a fruit fly’s kidneys are […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael F. Romero, fruit flies, kidney stones, University of Glasgow

March 22, 2012

The Mutant Fruit Flies That Tell Us About Human Disease


The common fruit fly and human beings may look nothing alike but appearances can be deceiving. The two species not only share around 70% of the same disease-causing genes but they also have many of the same major organs. This similarity, combined with the flies’ brief life-spans and ability to reproduce quickly, make them invaluable […]

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Tags: disease-causing genes, Dr. Michael Romero, fruit flies

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