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Fruit flies use alcohol to cope with sexual rejection


Love got you down? You’re not alone. New research finds that the tiny male fruit fly, when rejected by a flirty female bug, sometimes drowns his sorrow in booze. In the absence of female interaction, an external stimulus like alcohol can ease a lapse in chemical production that stimulates the fly’s internal reward system.The findings could help humans fight addiction more successfully. Here, a look at the study:

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