As all of you know, we have changed our clocks to the summer time (except in Turkey, where the president has refused to change the time not to disturb the elections!!!!), but what happens with our internal clock? I have read this nice article in The Conversation, and I leave you to enjoy it.
Now we know a bit more about the fruit fly, but why do we use it? Why not mice or rats? Or why not using cells? Well, Drosophila has many advantages.
About 100 years ago, a scientist called William Ernest Castle decided that he would study the development of the fruit fly. Why did he decided to use this small insect? Why not study rats or mice, or other mammals? And most interestingly, why has it become so popular the study of the little Drosophila?
Everything should start with an introduction, to understand what will come next. My name is Maite Ogueta, and I am a biologist. After my PhD in Salamanca, I got a PostDoc position in London, from where I write you now. I’m researching the circadian clocks of Drosophila. If what I’m saying sounds strange I will…