As Caleb Smith watched the video of a Sudanese land mine victim using a prosthetic arm to eat unassisted for the first time in seven years, he was struck by the ability of science to fundamentally change a human life.
A million tiny fruit flies live in the laboratory of Sergey Nuzhdin, professor of molecular biology at USC Dornsife.
The flies are not (thankfully) buzzing around the room, but safely contained in small glass vials —… more>
A torrent of fluorescent light rushes out onto the cement floor as Marie-Stanislas Remigereau opens the door to the growth chamber. Inside are hundreds of small plants precisely arranged in black trays that flank both walls up… more>
Bacteria — you can live without ’em, but it won’t do you any good, according to a study of fruit flies by USC College biologists.
Fruit flies scrubbed clean of bacteria did not outlive their grubby siblings,… more>