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US scientists discover hub of brain cells, in mice, that controls the desire to eat

Saturday, August 2nd 2014 - 08:02 UTC
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US scientists have discovered a central hub of brain cells that may put the brakes on a desire to eat, a study in mice shows. And switching on these neurons can stop feeding immediately, according to the Nature Neurosciences report. Read full article


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  • Voice

    I see a future world where the Government keeps everyone slim and healthy...then realises they live too long...
    ...then terminates them before they become an old liability....
    yeah...already read that novel...Logan's Run..wasn't it..?

    Aug 02nd, 2014 - 10:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    A future of brainless zombies controlled by the gig brother government,
    and the small band of rebels that we will all become part of, if we are to see and feel freedom again,

    the point being---
    stop the government having to much control of your lives...

    Aug 02nd, 2014 - 05:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • inthegutter


    That all depends. I imagine people who have Diabetes and its complications, are largely drain than those who remain relatively healthy until a short but rapid decline in later years.


    As with all things, moderation. Obviously a government shouldn't be able to force an “appetite suppressant” on people, but it could make it available to those who perhaps are prone to over indulgence.

    Aug 04th, 2014 - 08:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I think some are going well beyond the context of the article. However, I think they should be studying peronists, in particular kirchner. Perhaps they can locate the hub for stupidity.

    Aug 04th, 2014 - 11:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    We all know that this is a good thing to help cure things, but it still gives government control,
    a little of most things are good, but to much may well make one slightly dopey...

    Aug 05th, 2014 - 07:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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