August 9, 2019 / Modified aug 22, 2019 11:41 a.m.

Episode 194: Researching eating disorders with lab mice

Using laboratory mice to understand eating and emotional behavior.

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Researching eating disorders with lab mice

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Episode 194: University of Arizona neurobiologist Haijiang Cai

University of Arizona neurobiologist Haijiang Cai is studying parts of the brain that govern hunger and emotion, along with anxiety and depression. He says little is known about the brain's connection with eating disorders, and even less is known about its relationship to emotional disorders.

Haijiang Cai spoke with Leslie Tolbert, Ph.D, Regents Professor Emerita in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona.

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