Neurons Linked to Overeating Also Linked to Cocaine Use

A lean animal and a control were both exposed to a novelty item (center). The lean animal spent more time exploring the novelty, as shown by the higher concentration of yellow in the slide. Credit: Yale School of Medicine
A lean animal and a control were both exposed to a novelty item (center). The lean animal spent more time exploring the novelty, as shown by the higher concentration of yellow in the slide. Credit: Yale School of Medicine

Scientists at Yale School of Medicine have shown that the neurons used to control appetites are also linked to an appetite for drug use like cocaine.

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