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But what is hunger? The possibility occurred to us that the difference between a
hungry fly and a fed fly was the amount of sugar in its blood. The first way to
tackle this question was to measure the blood-sugar levels of a fly in various
stages of ...
As we had more or less expected, a hungry fly had less sugar in his blood than a
fed fly. Then we conducted an experiment to test the hypothesis that some causal
relationship existed between blood-sugar level and hunger. We injected sugar ...
The next guess is that the level of proteins in the circulating blood affects either
the organs of taste or some point in the brain where their nerves connect with the
feeding mechanism. And this guess, too, will eventually be tested, and should it ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Arseny - LibraryThing
Great book, and it reads surprisingly well. The only sign of age really is the use of pronouns (the scientist is always "he", even despite the fact that female science students are mentioned several ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juglicerr - LibraryThing
I thought that this book was hysterical. It is not the book for people wanted all the scientific facts about flies, although it does have some interesting tidbits along the way. Instead, it cheerfully ... Read full review