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Biology prof. Alex Shingleton weighs in on how body size is regulated

His paper, “Juvenile hormore regulates body size and perturbs insulin-signaling in Drosophila” was accepted into the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a leading science journal.

The paper describes the role that specific hormones plays in the growth rate in Drosophila (flies). As Shingleton explains, “Whilst the topic sounds rather esoteric, it addresses an important question: how is body size regulated? In all animals, final body size is controlled by the rate of growth and the duration of growth, which hitherto has been thought of as being regulated by two different groups of hormones.”
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