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How fruit fly brains control what they choose to eat

Using fruit flies, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have identified a specific and very small set of brain cells—dubbed dopamine wedge neurons—responsible for driving the insects' food preferences toward what they need, ...

Neir Eshel wins Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

Neir Eshel, an MD-PhD graduate from Harvard Medical School and a former member of the Uchida Lab, was named the grand prize winner of an essay contest sponsored by the journal Science, the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab), ...