Can Fruit flies cure cancer?

Scientist descend upon Chicago this month with a spring in their steps. Promising new research could unlock crucial information and possibly lead to a cure of such debilitating diseases such as cancer, autism, genetic disorders and more.

What’s different about the studies is that it doesn’t involve rats or mice, no this breakthrough could come via the bothersome Fruit fly. The same fly that buzzes your mouth and nose and is so annoying when it’s in your home could hold the keys to a healthier life for us all. Genetic testing has been going on with the Fruit fly for about 100 years now but recent advances in DNA research has got these scientists, well, buzzing!

So the next time you have one of these little guys swooping down to get a taste of your oatmeal or bouncing off your computer screen, maybe just this once, give him a break.

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Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.

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