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A new player in appetite control

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT neuroscientists have discovered brain cells called glial cells play a critical role in controlling appetite and feeding. In a study of mice, the researchers found these cells stimulate overeating, and when they are suppressed, appetite is suppressed. The findings could offer a new target for developing drugs against obesity and other appetite-related disorders.
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Brain cells called glial cells play a critical role in controlling appetite and feeding behavior, neuroscientists have discovered. In a study of mice, the researchers found that activating these cells stimulates overeating, and that...

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