... fruit flies have a beating heart? They do.
Watch the heartbeat on YouTube.
... fruit fly research is contributing to our understanding of Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's Diseases? It is.
See one of many researchers in this area describe his approach on YouTube.
Learn to dissect a fly brain watching this demo on YouTube.
... fruit flies can develop metabolic diseases akin to diabetes and obesity? They can.
See some of many researchers in this area describe their approach on YouTube.
... basic research using fruit flies as a genetic model system has made significant contributions to our understanding of the biology underlying cancer? It has. Read about it in this 2013 review.