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Hormone in Fruit Flies Sheds Light on Diabetes Cure, Weight-loss Drug for Humans
August 8, 2012
In a paper published in the October issue of Genetics and available online now, neurobiologists at Wake Forest University examine how fruit flies react when confronted with a decreased diet. Since fruit flies and humans share 30 percent of the same genes and their brains are wired similarly, the findings could be key to developing new treatments for diabetes and aiding in all sorts of metabolic research, including weight-loss drugs.
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