The Daily Wildcat Photo Image
Neuroscience Team Discovers Neurons That Regulate Eating Behaviors
The Daily Wildcat

UA Neuroscience assistant professor and BIO5 member Dr. Haijiang Cai, lead a team of UA researchers to discover neurons within the brain that control one’s urge to eat in response to inflammation. Members of the Cai lab recently published an article in Nature describing their investigation of the cluster of neurons in the region of the brain connected to feeding behavior, with the aim of providing a new target for treating anorexia and other eating disorders.