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Mapping the Neural Circuit Governing Thirst

Yuki Oka, an affiliated faculty member of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience at Caltech, has discovered the circuit of neurons in the mouse brain that regulates thirst by stimulating or suppressing the drive to drink water. His research also provides insight into how the human brain recognizes when a person is dehydrated or satiated. Read about Yuki’s work in the New York Times. His academic paper can be found here.   

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