These neurons affect how much you do, or don't, want to eat

June 26, 2019

UA researchers, in Dr. Haijiang Cai's Lab, have identified a network of neurons that coordinate with other brain regions to influence eating behaviors. These findings could help those suffering from disease-induced appetite loss or over-eating.  Cai's co-authors, all of whom were associated with the Department of Neuroscience during the research, are lead author Dr. Yong Wang, JungMin Kim, Matthew B. Schmit, Tiffany S. Cho and Dr. Caohui Fang. The research was partially funded by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.

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