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Flies Help Understand How Human Brains Worki
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March 03, 2014 9:36 PM
The last common ancestor of flies and humans lived more than 500 million years ago. But scientists say as both organisms evolved they developed similar strategies to sense movement around them. So - scientists at Stanford University are using flies - in an effort to better understand how the human brain works. VOA’s George Putic has more.

Flies Help Understand How Human Brains Work

Published March 03, 2014

The last common ancestor of flies and humans lived more than 500 million years ago. But scientists say as both organisms evolved they developed similar strategies to sense movement around them. So - scientists at Stanford University are using flies - in an effort to better understand how the human brain works. VOA’s George Putic has more.


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