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So Many Brain Cells, So Many Ways to Control Body Weight

When minds such as da Vinci and Descartes studied the brain, they focused almost entirely on the ventricular system. Assigning such importance was forward-thinking as the ventricular system does much more than protect, support, and nourish the brain and spine. Cells in ventricle walls are diverse; some are stem cells involved in controlling body weight. Read More

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Kimberlee D’Ardenne, Ph.D. is a neuroscientist by training, science writer by choice.

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