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The Brain Area Controlling Binge Drinking in Mice
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The Brain Area Controlling Binge Drinking in Mice

The Brain Area Controlling Binge Drinking in Mice
Editor's Pics

The Brain Area Controlling Binge Drinking in Mice

Credit: JR Haun, Medical University of South Carolina

A new study has pinpointed a particular system in a specific brain region that can be manipulated to reduce harmful binge drinking in mice. This is a magnified image of cells in the extended amygdala. The green color indicates cells that produce the kappa opioid receptor activating protein, part of the system thought to be involved in regulating excessive drinking.

The Brain Area Controlling Binge Drinking in Mice

Credit: JR Haun, Medical University of South Carolina


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