Germaphobes beware! Fruit flies are better than humans at avoiding toxic food

Researchers decode neural mechanisms allowing flies to avoid rotten food.

Germaphobes beware! Fruit flies are better than humans at avoiding toxic food

Science Recorder | James Fluere | Thursday, December 06, 2012

We all know that eating toxic foods can be lethal to humans and animals, as it gives bacterial pathogens a way to enter the digestive system and wreak havoc. We can use our sense of smell, however, to identify rotten food. Researchers have recently decoded the neural mechanisms behind a detection system for toxic foods in fruit flies,  To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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