Fruit Flies on Phenobarbital? Sedative Studies Shed Light on How Insects, People Defend Themselves Against Environmental Toxins

Give them a little Phenobarbital and fruit flies just drop like – well, like flies. University of Utah researchers gave fruit flies, also called Drosophila, tiny sips of water laced with Phenobarbital and found that the sedative causes hundreds of genes involved in detoxification to switch on and off. They also identified a protein that plays an essential role in this insect detoxification response. Read More

July, 2006 from the U

A Surprise about Our Body Clock

The first gene known to control the internal clock of humans and other mammals works much differently than previously believed, according to a study by Utah and Michigan researchers. Read More