Big discoveries from tiny fruit flies!
This forest green colored poster displays a white cartoon mouse sitting in the bottom right hand corner of the poster holding a rectangular magnifying glass. There is a tan and black fruit fly labeled “Drosophila melanogaster” on the left side of the poster. The head of the fly is enlarged by the magnifying glass and shows a very detailed image of the red eyes, mouth and assorted hair like appendages on the fly’s head. Above the magnifying glass and directly below the title is a list of health and related technological problems that have and are being studied using the fruit fly as an animal model. The list of topics are; Aging and lifespan, Cancer genetics, Emerging technologies, Gene discovery, Human disease models, Innate immunity and Neurobiology.