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What fruit flies could teach scientists about brain imaging: Ultra-precise measurements connect brain activity and energy use in individual fruit-fly neurons.

What fruit flies could teach scientists about brain imaging: Ultra-precise measurements connect brain activity and energy use in individual fruit-fly neurons.

FromNature Podcast


What fruit flies could teach scientists about brain imaging: Ultra-precise measurements connect brain activity and energy use in individual fruit-fly neurons.

FromNature Podcast

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18 minutes
Released:
Apr 28, 2021
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Podcast Episode

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Ultra-precise measurements connect brain activity and energy use in individual fruit-fly neurons.Vote for our mini-series ‘Stick to the Science’: when science gets political in this year’s Webby Awards.In this episode:00:45 How brain cells use energyA team of researchers have looked in individual fruit-fly neurons to better understand how energy use and information processing are linked – which may have important implications for future fMRI studies in humans.Research Article: Mann et al.07:04 Research HighlightsA tough but flexible material inspired by lobster underbellies, and research reveals that red meat consumption hasn't dropped since the 1960s.Research Highlight: Material mimicking lobster belly cracks the code for toughnessResearch Highlight: Meat lovers worldwide pay climate little heed10:15 Briefing ChatWe discuss some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, early results for a new malaria vaccine look positive, and researchers unearth the latest chapter in a long-running plant experiment.Nature News: Malaria vaccine shows promise — now come tougher trialsBBC News: Malaria vaccine hailed as potential breakthroughNew York Times: One of the World’s Oldest Science Experiments Comes Up From the DirtSubscribe to Nature Briefing, an unmissable daily round-up of science news, opinion and analysis free in your inbox every weekday.
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Released:
Apr 28, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode