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There was one biologist, for example, who was interested in the flying
mechanism of insects. He was able to place a fruit fly, an insect about % inch
long, in a chamber where he could measure its respiration during flight and at the
same time ...
Perhaps the mechanism controlling hunger exists there. It would have been nice
to have injected food directly into the neck region. Unfortunately, the esophagus
here does not possess the properties of a self-sealing tank as does the rest of ...
We had pinpointed the mechanism controlling hunger in the fly. As long as there
was some food in the region of the neck, the nervous system sent messages to
the brain stopping further eating. When no messages were sent, eating resumed.
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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