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Caltech Scientists discover neurons that inhibit appetite

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Caltech professor has identified neurons in the brains of mice that control their appetite and eating behavior, a development that may provide new targets for therapeutic interventions to treat obesity, anorexia or other disorders in humans, the university announced today. 187 more words


Watch ALL the neurons in a brain: Ahrens and Freeman continue their reign of terror

Okay, not quite all of them. But it looks like Misha Ahrens and Jeremy Freeman are going to continue their reign of terror, imaging the whole zebrafish brain as if it’s no big deal. 272 more words

Systems Neuroscience

Scientists discover nerve centre responsible for appetite

Scientists from the California institute of technology have discovered a “central hub” of neurons in the brain which drastically affect the appetite. The group of neurons have been found in the amygdala area of the brain, and area also associated with emotions such as stress ans fear. 290 more words

Medical Developments

Synaptic Stupidity

In the synapse

Between Fantasy and Reality

Neurotransmitters dance

To the overpowering beat

Of Denial

Wishful neurons

Passing jolts

Of hopeful electricity

Back and forth… 22 more words


The warmth used to trickle down from the lining of my esophagus
to the edges of the cartilage on my ears,
numbing my organs along the way. 47 more words

Smartphone app Human draws maps of urban movement

The creators of activity tracking app Human have visualised the routes taken by its users to create moving¬†maps¬†that show the world’s cities throughout the day:



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