Brainstem Neurons (image) Rockefeller University Share Print E-Mail Caption Neurons in the brainstem become activate in response to heat. By inhibiting these cells in mice, researchers were able to make the animals eat less and burn more calories. Credit Laboratory of Molecular Genetics at The Rockefeller University Usage Restrictions Image may only be used to illustrate research described in the accompanying release. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.