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A model system: Caltech biologist David Anderson suggests what can be learned from a fruit fly.
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A model system: Caltech biologist David Anderson suggests what can be learned from a fruit fly. Not only are these creatures' brains more complex than imagined even a couple of decades ago, but understanding their neural circuitry has potential future applications in humans. For example, being able to target medications to specific neurons, instead of delivering them to the brain globally, could limit negative side-effects.
Credit: Caltech and the National Science Foundation