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Drosophila on Stimulants

Effect of Dietary Stimulants on Cognition and Motor Function in Drosophila Melanogaster


Hawa Drame & Betzie Rosario


Tessa Hirschfeld-Stoler

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Dietary stimulants, such as caffeine and fatty foods, have a profound effect on the everyday lives of people because of the popularity of consumption.

The science of fatty food has been an active area of research since they have a profound effect on human physiology and health

Drosophila melanogaster are a cheap and excellent model organism for understanding molecular mechanisms of human diseases, including dietary-related conditions.

Our research question is: How do dietary stimulants affect learning, memory, and motor function in Drosophila melanogaster?

This page was originally developed by BioBus Summer 2021 Jr. Scientist William Rhee.

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