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Balancing your protein - what we can learn from flies (Dr Matt Piper, UCL)

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Published on Jun 26, 2012

Dr Matt Piper (UCL Institute of Healthy Ageing) researches how food quantity and nutrient quality affect the behaviour, health and lifespan of all organisms. He uses fruit flies to investigate the relationship between protein intake and lifespan. This research, part-funded by the BBSRC, is at the centre of his contribution to the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition.

Further info:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/iha/people/matt-...
Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition: http://sse.royalsociety.org/2012/exhi...
BBSRC news: http://bbsrc.ac.uk/news/health/2012/1...

About UCL:
UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's top universities. Across all disciplines our faculties are known for their research-intensive approaches, academic excellence and engagement with global challenges. This is the basis of our world-renowned degree programmes. Visit us at http://ucl.ac.uk.

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