Pnoc neurons (green) have now been linked to physiological fear responses, and could be a potential target for new anxiety treatments

Researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine have discovered a set of neurons in the mouse brain that appear to control physiological responses to fear, like heart palpitations and pupil dilations. Tests in mice suggest that this region could be a new drug target for anxiety treatments.

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