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Researchers develop mouse with 'off switch' in key brain cell population.

NIH-funded scientists have developed a strain of mice with a built-in off switch that can selectively shut down the animals' serotonin-producing cells, which make up a brain network controlling breathing, temperature regulation, and mood. The switch controls only the serotonin-producing cells, and does not affect any other cells in the animal's brains or bodies.

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Publication:National Institutes of Health: News and Events
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 28, 2011
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