Research Highlights

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  • Volume 552
  • Issue 7685
DREADD-based activation of MSc vGluT2 neurons.

Mice become dainty eaters after a subset of brain cells (left, bright red) is activated (right, red and blue). Credit: Sweeney, P. et al. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci USA http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1707228114 (2017).

Neuroscience

Appetite drops off after brain region fires

Brain cells linked to emotion also affect food intake.
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