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A Method to Inflict Closed Head Traumatic Brain Injury in Drosophila

DOI :

10.3791/52905-v

June 30th, 2015

June 30th, 2015

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1Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2Department of Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 3Department of Natural Sciences, University of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla

Here we describe a method to inflict closed head traumatic brain injury (TBI) in Drosophila. This method provides a gateway to investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie TBI pathologies using the vast array of experimental tools and techniques available for flies.

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