Fat cells in a normal fly

2014 Annual Report on UNLV Research Activity

An annual accounting of research and economic development activity over the last fiscal year.

UNLV life sciences professor Allen Gibbs and his research team use fruit flies to study obesity. They have generated populations of fruit flies that carry nearly twice the amount of normal fat; they are examining how the fat cells in these populations function. Pictured here are fat cells in a normal fly, magnified 60x with a confocal microscope. The nuclei of the cells are pictured in purple, and the fibers that support the cells are visualized in green.

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