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A gentle lick or nibble makes this brain circuit buzz

Red and green dots reveal neurons and protein expression of a chemical messenger in a brain slice of the rat thalamus.

A cluster of green spots marks neurons in the thalamus that make the chemical messenger parathyroid hormone 2. This molecule is involved in encouraging social touching in rats. Credit: D. Keller et al./Curr. Biol.

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Nature 609, 656 (2022)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-02910-6

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  1. Keller, D. et al. Curr. Biol. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2022.08.062 (2022).

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