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Forecast for water balance

Disturbances in internal water equilibrium can be debilitating for mammals. Two studies pinpoint areas of the mouse brain that respond to and anticipate thirst, preserving systematic fluid regulation. See Letters p.680 & p.685

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Krashes, M. Forecast for water balance. Nature 537, 626–627 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/537626a

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