NYSCF – Robertson Investigator Redefines Brain’s ‘Hunger Circuit’

NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigator Dr. Zachary Knight and his team from the Universtiy of California, San Francisco conducted experiments that overthrow the scientific consensus on how the brain’s ‘hunger circuit’ regulates eating. The research, published in Cell,  shows that the hunger circuit in the brain responds within seconds to the presence of food, as opposed to gradually, and that neurons motivate animals to seek and obtain food, rather than directly prompting them to consume it.

These findings could reshape basic research on feeding behavior as well as direct new strategies for the development of new anti-obesity drugs.

 

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