Ever find yourself binge-eating after a night out? Scientists think they’ve figured out why drinking makes us eat so much.
Drunk Mice Get The Munchies
“Researchers from The Francis Crick Institute Mill Hill Laboratory in London got mice drunk, then tagged and recorded the electrical activity in brain cells linked to hunger, uncovering a neural mechanism that could explain why the animals ate significantly more after binge-drinking sessions even though their bodies did not need the calories.”
Want To Avoid A Hangover? Science Has Got You Covered
“So if you want to stay steady on your feet, sip that bubbly slowly. And if you want to prevent a hangover, swap your next glass of bubbly for water. Alternating between alcoholic beverages and H2O can help prevent the dehydration that accompanies a night of drinking.”
How does the opioid system control pain, reward and addictive behavior?
“To understand how molecules act in the brain and control behavior one can manipulate genes encoding these molecules in complex organisms, such as the mouse, and explore the consequences of these targeted genetic manipulations on animal responses in vivo.”
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