WOW! Humans and Mice Have A Similar Nervous System! Check Out How!

WOW! Humans and Mice Have A Similar Nervous System! Check Out How!

Eating disorder researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have discovered a neurocircuit in mice that, when activated, increased their stress levels while decreasing their desire to eat. Findings appear in Nature Communications. The scientists believe their research could aid efforts to develop treatments for a serious eating disorder called … Continue reading “WOW! Humans and Mice Have A Similar Nervous System! Check Out How!”

Even Mice hallucinate… let’s know-how!

Even Mice hallucinate… let’s know-how!

Aiming laser light into a mouse’s brain can make them “see” lines that aren’t there. This is the first time scientists have created a specific visual perception with lab trickery. The experiment used optogenetics. This technique uses laser light to activate nerve cells in the brain called neurons. Scientists tweak the neurons to have a … Continue reading “Even Mice hallucinate… let’s know-how!”

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