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Columbia scientists locate nerve cells that enable fruit flies to escape danger


March 18, 2018

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Researchers have identified the nerve cells that initiate a fly's escape response: that complex series of movements in which an animal senses, and quickly maneuvers away from, something harmful such as high heat. These results provide a window into a survival mechanism so important that it has persisted across evolutionary time, and today exists in virtually all animals -- including in people.Full Story

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The Zuckerman Institute at Columbia University

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