Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Chill Out, Dudes! Female Flies Have Anti-Aggression Powers

Female fruit flies have a secret superpower: Just by their presence, they keep male flies from butting heads.

A new study revealing this strange insect phenomenon could eventually lead to new understandings of how human aggression functions.

"This is really an entry point to study how aggression can be modulated," said Yuh Nung Jan, a professor of physiology and biochemistry at the University of California, San Francisco.

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