AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 1, 2017

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Portion Control: Cells Found in Mouse Brain That Signal 'Stop Eating'

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Scientists at Johns Hopkins may have stumbled upon a new type of nerve cell that controls when to eat and when to stop eating. This could help in the fight against obesity. Further, it could add significant detail to understanding how the brain plays a part in the ability to binge on food which can lead to obesity. “When the type of brain cell we discovered fires and sends off signals, our laboratory mice stop eating soon after,” says Richard Huganir, PhD, director of the Department of Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “The signals seem to tell the mice they’ve had enough.” Click here to read more. 

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