Phillip Karpowicz

Research on fruit fly intestines shows stem cell regeneration follows a circadian rhythm

June 7, 2013

Like humans, fruit flies are diurnal animals. They wake at dawn, eat what they can find, and sleep at dusk. This twenty-four-hour routine, called a circadian rhythm, is controlled by the sun’s light-dark cycle. The clock is set so a fly, or human, is primed to be active during the day and inactive at night.

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