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Flies in A MinE, FLAME: exploring the biology of deep underground mining

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posted on 20.04.2020 by John Hick, Thomas J. S. Merritt
We have used the fly model system, a deep-underground laboratory (2km underground), and a treadmill to explore deep underground active metabolism. Our results are a step toward understanding the biological response to working deep underground and ultimately may help to improving workplace health in deep mines. Also, we got to run flies on a treadmill in a $500 million dollar particle physics lab, which was super cool.

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TJSM was funded by a Canada Research Chair and an Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Discovery Grant

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