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Seeing evolution happening before your eyes

Researchers from EMBL Heidelberg have established an automated pipeline to create mutations in genomic enhancers, letting them watch evolution unfold…

By Mathias Jäger

Science

A filmstrip showing the healing process of a wound on cellular level.

Time heals all wounds

We’ve all had wounds at certain times in our lives. But they heal due to the self-repairing mechanisms in the…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

Fluorescent microscopic image of fruit fly larva with tubular heart cells in gold and the remainder of image in magenta

Fruit fly with a heart of gold

Not just another pretty fruit fly. This magenta and golden drosophila larva is lit up with a fluorescent molecule to help researchers study heart…

By Ivy Kupec

Picture of the week

A network of tubes and cells in red and blue.

Not a galaxy far, far away

While this may seem like a nebula made up of interstellar clouds of dust and ionised gases, this image isn’t of a galaxy beyond the Milky…

By Ivy Kupec

Picture of the week

larval fruit fly cells

A luminous larval love light

Those heart-shaped cells aren't just for show. They help tell the story of two proteins working…

By Ivy Kupec

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Fruit fly larval cells looking like blue lightning

Breathing beneath the skin

Beautiful flashes of blue colour help light the way for researchers to study cells in fruit fly larva that provide oxygen to…

By Ivy Kupec

Picture of the week

An embryo of the fruit fly Drosophila.

Predicting how gene expression varies

Discoveries at EMBL will help researchers to interpret one of the most common types of experiments in genomics and medical…

By Fabian Oswald

Science

Wings without wings

The image shown here, taken by Daniel Rios-Barrera from the Leptin Group shows the cells of the early wing tissue of the fly during larval…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

Gazing at healing wounds

What may look like a branch of a tree with the first flower buds emerging after winter are, in fact, tracheal cells of a fruit fly larva and their…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

New technique for studying living fly larvae

This technique provides a simple but effective way to study the functions of organs in living…

By Patrick Mueller

Science

A giant called dumpy

Fruit flies have something that we don’t have: they produce a protein called dumpy. This protein is the largest created by insects, and is…

By Doreen Feike

Picture of the week

When life takes shape

Today’s picture of the week is not only a colourful one, it is also a snapshot of the vast number of shapes that the cells inside an animal body…

By Doreen Feike

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