Monthly Archives: September 2017

Neurons in the brain which quench thirst identified.

To maintain homeostasis in the body, physiological imbalances produce motivational drives, one of which is thirst.  This thirst produces a drive to seek and consume water, however, just how neural activity creates this motivation remains poorly understood.  Now, a study from researchers at Stanford University identifies a subgroup of neurons in mice which drive thirst. The team state that the activity of these neurons

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