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  • Fruit flies on methamphetamine die largely as a result of anorexia

    The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster is a useful model organism for studying the whole-body effects of methamphetamine exposure.

    The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster is a useful model organism for studying the whole-body effects of methamphetamine exposure.

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      The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster is a useful model organism for studying the whole-body effects of methamphetamine exposure.

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      University of Illinois entomology professor Barry Pittendrigh, left, postdoctoral researcher Kent Walters and their colleagues found that meth exposure induces anorexia in fruit flies.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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