Category Archives: neuroanatomy

Astrocytes shown to regulate how much we eat.


It is known that neurons in an area of the brain called the hypothalamus control how much an animal eats. However, it is not clear what role other brain cells, such as glial cells, might play in influencing feeding. Glial cells do not send nerve impulses like neurons, as they mostly serve to support and protect the neurons.  Now, researchers

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