By Deborah Mitchell for eMaxHealth.com
Fruit flies and humans share many of the same genes and are a model for researchers. When it comes to the brain, humans and fruits flies are wired the same. Findings from neurobiologists at Wake Forest University recently looked at whether manipulating brain hormones in fruit flies could lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes in humans.
The researchers specifically looked at how fruits flies behaved when their food intake was decreased.