Researchers Find Evidence of Change in Set Point in Nervous System (image) University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Share Print E-Mail Caption Ben Eaton, Ph.D., assistant professor of physiology, and Rebekah Mahoney, graduate student, both from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, recorded changes in the neuromuscular junction synapses of aging fruit flies. "We observed a change in the synapse, indicating that the homeostatic mechanism had adjusted to maintain a new set point in the older animal," Mahoney said. Credit The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Usage Restrictions None 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.