The variety of neuronal mechanisms that regulate food intake and the projection networks that the brain has established with different regions are truly astonishing. One of these is the catecholominergic projections in the brainstem between the nuclei of the brainstem, where peripheral autonomic nerves enter the brain, and the basic hypothalamic nuclei, where the HPA axis starts and is responsible for the neuroendocrine management of the stress process. With his master’s thesis entitled “Investigation of the Behavioral Role of Catecholaminergic Connections Between Brain Stem and Hypothalamus”, he characterized these connections and revealed the relationships of these neurons with feeding and stress behavior. Of course, there are many studies that need to be done in the light of existing information about the relationship between nutritional stress. However, we are now one step closer to understanding the relationship between stress and nutrition. Congratulations Gizem ??
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