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University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Researchers Find Evidence of Change in Set Point in Nervous System

Caption: Ben Eaton, Ph.D., assistant professor of physiology, and Rebekah Mahoney, graduate student, both from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, recorded changes in the neuromuscular junction synapses of aging fruit flies. "We observed a change in the synapse, indicating that the homeostatic mechanism had adjusted to maintain a new set point in the older animal," Mahoney said.

Credit: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

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