Scientists find cure to jet lag

By: Keleigh Nealon

There's some good news for those of you who love to travel but hate jet lag. According to the Daily Mail, scientists have discovered a gene that affects sleep patterns. This may allow them to create drugs to manipulate the genes.

Researchers tested their theory on fruit flies because they have a strong 24 hour body cycle. Like humans, flies circadian rhythms are affected by light, making them suitable test subjects.

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Health insurance

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Accommodations in a central and convenient location

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A data plan

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GPS system/smartphone GPS or map app

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Nonstop flights

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Durable luggage

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Local, handcrafted souvenirs

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According to the Daily Mail, scientists found proteins in their brains that can help reset sleep cycles, and hope to apply that knowledge to people!

So next time you grab the fly swatter to say "goodbye" to one of those little pests, maybe don't and put out some old fruit to say "thank you" instead.

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