Newly Discovered Neurons May Play a Role in Obesity – University of Copenhagen

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09 February 2017

Newly Discovered Neurons May Play a Role in Obesity

OBESITY

Using Harvard-developed technology, scientists have catalogued more than 20,000 brain cells in one region of the mouse hypothalamus.

The study, published in Nature Neuroscience, revealed some 50 distinct cell types, including a previously un-described neuron type that may underlie some of the genetic risk of human obesity.

“The potential of identifying these newly discovered neurons may lead to better cures against obesity” says co-author, Lundbeckfonden Fellow and Associate Professor Tune Pers.

To read the study click here.