Drosophila Fruit Fly Lapel Pin on saleRegular price 116.00 € Sale price 81.20 € Save 34.80 €
This pendant is on sale due to the less glossy treatment of the bronze material. There are no defects, just a difference in material polish.
This lapel pin design is based on the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Drosophila is a model organism with a short generation time that produces a lot of offspring, n ideal combination for genetic research. Although you might think that the fruit fly is very different from the human animal, in reality, 50% of fly proteins have a direct homolog in the human genome. Drosophila is being used to study several neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's as well as mechanisms in more common human diseases like cancer and diabetes.
The pin is approximately 2 cm (0.79 inches) in diameter and ships with a locking pin back to attach it to a lapel or jacket.
The pin is 3D printed in natural bronze.
Click to view the original: Drosophila Lapel Pin
To learn more about fruit flies and sugar, check out this blog post: Sugar Fly Honey Bunch: How Sweet Things Mess with a Fly's Brain