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Shocking the Brain to Treat the Stomach

A new clinical trial will zap the brain’s reward center to help people who struggle with obesity and binge eating

AA mouse hangs out in a cage, oblivious to the wire sticking out of its head and recording its brain activity. The mouse strolls around before making its way to the corner where a food pellet — full of fat and…




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Dana G Smith

Dana G Smith

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental

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