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(University of California - San Francisco) UC San Francisco research has identified a particular group of nerve cells in the brain that play an important role in anxiety's influence over behavior. The researchers have found that turning off signaling from this small population of neurons in the front of the mouse brain can act as sort of a 'chill pill,' reducing the likelihood of anxious behavior driven by signals from another brain region called the hippocampus.
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