Boy scientist in Manayunk finds sweetener that kills fruit flies

June 4, 2014 9:09 PM

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Boy scientist in Manayunk finds sweetener that kills fruit flies

Simon Kaschock-Marenda needed a science project for his 6th-grade class at Masterman School, and was intrigued by the fact that his parents had just cut back on sugar in their diet.

Since his father, Drexel University biologist Daniel Marenda, worked with fruit flies, the boy thought it might be interesting to feed sugar and other sweeteners to some of the flies.

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