Thursday, 3 January 2008
Don't drink or you'll be gay
A team of researchers at Penn State University has used an animal model to reveal, for the first time, a physiological basis for the effect of alcohol on male sexual behavior. The research team administered to fruit flies a daily dose of ethanol to closely mimic the drinking habits of alcoholics and chronic alcohol abusers. Among the team's discoveries is that male fruit flies, which typically court females, also actively court males when they are given a daily dose of ethanol.