Negative emotions associated with hunger can make it hard to maintain a diet and lose weight. Hunger-sensitive cells in the brain may help explain that struggle.
Las emociones negativas asociadas al hambre pueden hacer que sea difícil mantener una dieta y perder peso. Células sensibles al hambre en el cerebro pueden ayudar a explicar esa lucha.
Designer ion channels that can turn neurons on or off will help researchers understand the connection between behavior and neural circuitry.
In mice with light-sensitive neurons in their brain, illuminating one type of neuron drives the animals to their food bowls, whereas targeting a different type makes them abstain.
HHMI has recruited 10 additional scientists to head research laboratories at its Janelia Farm Research Campus.