What fruit flies can teach us about muscle disease | Maria Spletter
We have 650 different muscles in our body, built from distinct versions of the same components, each with their own individual functions. Many muscle diseases are caused by glitches encountered during the creation of the versions (called alternative splicing). To shed light on these causes, Maria Spletter studies how disrupting the regulation of alternative splicing affects the muscles of fruit flies. Listen to her talk to find out how we can help cure human diseases from such research!