21 Apr '11, 5pm

For flies hooked on meth, sugar delays death: By LiveScienceThu, Apr 21 2011 at 1:47 PM EST Fruit flies on meth

For flies hooked on meth, sugar delays death: By LiveScienceThu, Apr 21 2011 at 1:47 PM EST Fruit flies on meth

The impacts turned out to be very widespread. The researchers found 229 genes that transcribed into proteins differently under the influence of meth, and 34 changes in the molecular processes that drive cells. Meth exposure altered the behaviors of molecules involved in sugar metabolism, cellular energy generation, and muscle health, the researchers report today (April 20) in the open-access journal PLoS One . Even spermatogensis, or the development of sperm, was hit by meth's destructive power.

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