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there lurks a frustrated lover.
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Sex-starved fruit flies turn to drink

Male fruit flies that have been rejected by females drink significantly more alcohol than those that have mated freely, scientists say.

In an article in Science, researchers suggest that alcohol stimulates the flies' brains as a "reward" in a similar way to sexual conquest.

The work points to a brain chemical called neuropeptide F, which seems to be regulated by the flies' behaviour.

Human brains have a similar chemical, which may react in a similar way.

The connection between alcohol and this chemical, which in humans is known as neuropeptide Y, has already been noted in studies involving hard-drinking mice.

The new work explores the link between such reward-seeking and the study of social interactions, said the lead author of the report Galit Shohat-Ophir, now of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Virginia, US.

"It is thought that reward systems evolved to reinforce behaviours that are important for the survival of both individuals and species, like food consumption and mating," Dr Shohat-Ophir told BBC News.

"Drugs of abuse kind of hijack the same neural pathways used by natural rewards, so we wanted to use alcohol - which is an extreme example of a compound that can affect the reward system - to get into the mechanism of what makes social interaction rewarding for animals."


continued here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17357560

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Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:11 pm
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Not really surprised this would be discovered. Life has much more in common then most probably would give credit to.


Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:43 pm
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Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:50 pm
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:rofl:

Is that code for sexual frustration?

Poor flies. Poor Mice! Poor men!

(The best laid schemes of mice and men
Go often awry,
And leave us nothing but grief and pain,
For promised joy!)
- Robbie Burns

I think women just eat ice cream.

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Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:31 pm
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Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:55 pm
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The fruit flies should save their brain cells and just masturbate like everyone else.


Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:07 am
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Uh, um...

I think that would be hard to do.

Fruit flies do not have smooth penises. They're full of hooks and barbs.

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Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:09 am
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Velcro?


Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:13 am
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Yes! Something like that. :D :D

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