Intestinal Physiology: Fruit Flies vs. Humans (image) Boston Children's Hospital Share Print E-Mail Caption The fruit fly intestine shares much of the same physiology of the human intestine, just simpler and on a smaller scale. Credit Adam Wong, PhD. Modified from Disease Models & Mechanisms. doi: 10.1242/dmm.023408. Usage Restrictions Please credit as indicated. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.