Body size requires hormones under control

In a study now published in the scientific journal eLife, a research group from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, led by Christen Mirth, shed new light on how animals regulate body size. The researchers showed that the timing of synthesis of a steroid hormone called ecdysone is sensitive to nutrition in the fruit fly and described the key proteins involved in this regulatory mechanism. This study explains what causes hormones to become environmentally-sensitive. —> Read More Here


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