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Mar 19, 2022

Switching off Specific Brain Cells Protects Against Stress

Posted by in categories: genetics, neuroscience

Summary: Using chemogenetic technology to deactivate a small group of neurons in the claustrum made mice more resilient against chronic stress and reduced anxiety behaviors.

Source: Osaka University.

It is well known that long-term exposure to stress can lead to serious psychiatric problems. However, the precise mechanisms underpinning the stress response have remained elusive.

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