Light-activated Neurons Deep in the Brain Control Body Heat
Nature - September 02, 2020
In a commentary for Nature, Gary Schwartz, Ph.D., writes about the discovery of a pathway in the preoptic area of the brain in mice by which a light-sensitive protein regulates heat production. The findings may lead to ways of altering metabolism by manipulating environmental light. Dr. Schwartz is professor of medicine and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience at Einstein.
A Nerve Pathway Links the Gut to the Brain’s Pleasure Centers
Scientific American - October 25, 2018
Gary Schwartz, Ph.D., says studies on which type of gut stimuli activate a pleasure-signaling pathway in the brain could help researchers determine methods to make food more or less rewarding for patients. Dr. Schwartz is professor of medicine, of neuroscience, and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.
Times of India reports on research aided by Gary Schwartz, Ph.D. that establishes a new pathway for fat cells to communicate with the brain. The research could shed light on how the body sheds weight. Dr Schwartz is professor of medicine and of neuroscience
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