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Novel brainstem model show how the brain controls breathing.


The control of breathing is essential for life. Without an adequate response to increased carbon dioxide levels, people can suffer from breathing disturbances, sickness, and panic; in worst-case scenarios, it can lead to premature death, as in sudden infant death syndrome.  To counteract these events there has been some debate over how the brain controls breathing.  Now, a study from

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