Chronically lonely flies overeat and lose sleep

Chronically lonely flies overeat and lose sleep

Nature, Published online: 18 August 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02194-2

The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster is a social animal. Flies kept in chronic social isolation have now been found to show dysregulated sleep and feeding patterns, casting light on how prolonged absence of social contact affects health.
Source: Nature