The common fruit-fly, Drosophila melanogaster, holds promise for enhanced understanding of highly conserved disease pathways shared by both flies and humans. Use of such an insect model is a cost effective opportunity for therapeutic discovery that includes central nervous system disorders, inflammatory disorders, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. Calorimetry, or small insect respirometry can be an effective tool in drug screens, replacing or enhancing in-vitro, small molecule research.
- Measurement and control of atmospheric gas concentrations including water vapor
- Metabolic measurement
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