Photograph of a mouse covering his face with his paw.
Bless You: Mouse Model Reveals Molecular Pathway Behind Sneezing
Researchers have identified specific cells and neuropeptides involved in mediating the sneeze response in mice exposed to allergens or chemical irritants such as capsaicin.
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Bless You: Mouse Model Reveals Molecular Pathway Behind Sneezing
Bless You: Mouse Model Reveals Molecular Pathway Behind Sneezing

Researchers have identified specific cells and neuropeptides involved in mediating the sneeze response in mice exposed to allergens or chemical irritants such as capsaicin.

Researchers have identified specific cells and neuropeptides involved in mediating the sneeze response in mice exposed to allergens or chemical irritants such as capsaicin.

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Illustration showing how a mouse study identifies the brain regions and specific signaling factors that regulate the sneeze response.
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A mouse study identifies the brain regions and specific signaling factors that regulate the sneeze response.
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