on Monday, September 11th, 2023 9:52 | by Luisa Guyton
on Tuesday, May 30th, 2023 1:31 | by Luisa Guyton
The following figures show the results of the joystick test using the same test line as before. In addition, the flies were fed not only ATR but also 3IY (3-iodo-L-tyrosine), an inhibitor of dopamine synthesis. This was done to determine whether the previously observed effect was due to dopamine alone and could therefore be suppressed by the inhibitor, or whether other factors also influenced the flies’ behaviour in the joystick test.
on Monday, April 3rd, 2023 12:33 | by Luisa Guyton
on Monday, March 27th, 2023 11:57 | by Luisa Guyton
on Saturday, March 18th, 2023 1:28 | by Florian Hierstetter
After the first full week of testing the three different fly lines with red light, we have analyzed the results. We are now able to provide a further update on our findings.
While the effect for the control groups seems to stay consistent with our previous findings, the effect for the positive control has weakened and is closer to the strength measured in previous experiments. We utilized the norpAP24;Gr28bd+TrpA1>Chrimson line for both our positive and negative controls.
Furthermore, the experimental group, which previously favored red light in the post-test, showed a more varied and inconclusive profile. We will need to conduct further testing to determine whether the previously observed effect was simply caused by the small sample size.
Another important discovery was the necessity of feeding the flies sugar water 5-10 minutes before the experiment in order to maintain their activity levels. This way the flies will be identified as a valid data point by the R-script and will ensure more and more accurate data. It is important to note that we will implement this feeding process in all future experiments to ensure consistency and accuracy of the data collected.
on Tuesday, March 14th, 2023 8:57 | by Luisa Guyton
on Friday, September 23rd, 2022 6:55 | by Enes Seker
Experiments of all strains completed.
on Friday, September 23rd, 2022 6:50 | by Enes Seker
Experiments for all strains completed.
on Monday, September 19th, 2022 9:40 | by Enes Seker
Red joystick results of all strains. By Enes, Aslıhan, Vivi.